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Kia Ora e te iwi. Ko Asia Hemara toku ingoa
Hemara Hemara is my great grand Uncle. He lived with my mother and father on Buckland rd, Mangere for a few years. Unfortuantely I never got to meet him as he passed on before I was born but, I have heard many great stories about him and his journey in the Maaori batallion. My dad told me he was a very sarcastic man, he had a bubbly nature and loved his whaanau dearly. Another thing my dad told me was he always use to carry PK chewing gum in his pocket...ALWAYS! And if it wasen't in his pocket it was on a draw beside his bed. It was his favourite hahahahaha!!
He is buried in Pakanae Roiho Urupaa which is a family cemetery. I visit him now and then when I go down to see other family too. It is awesome to know that he is just one of my many Uncles who fought for our country. Now and then I just come on and randomly lay a poppy :)
Public - Asia - Other relative - 12 May 2016