Merekotia Amohau

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Merekotia Amohau (16 April 1898–30 December 1978) was a New Zealand singer, entertainer and composer. Of Māori descent, she identified with the Ngati Pikiao and Te Arawa iwi. She was born in Ohinemutu, Rotorua/Taupo, New Zealand on 16 April 1898.[1][2] She was great-aunt of Anania Amohau who composed the words of the anthem of the 28th Maori Battalion.[3]


  1. ^ Winiata, Kanohimohoao. "Merekotia Amohau". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011. 
  2. ^ Dictionary of Women Worldwide Amohau, Merekotia (1898–1978) - HighBeam Research 1 janv. 2007 – Amohau, Merekotia (1898–1978) New Zealand tribal singer, entertainer, and composer. Born April... "
  3. ^ NZ Folk Song * Maori Battalion "Anania Amohau, who wrote the words, had shaped the tune during Te ....Anania would have been strongly influenced by his great-aunt, Merekotia Te Amohau (1898 - 1978), Henare Te Amohau's youngest sister and a well-known singer, entertainer and composer. "