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Hero image for Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

Television (Full Length) – 1983

Shea
Shea
13 Jan 2020 - 09.36pm
I am just getting into my family history and queenie was my mum's gran grans side of the family the perrett family.
ross leonard sayer
ross leonard sayer
1 Dec 2019 - 11.47am
Hera or Caroline Perrett is related to my old school teacher Mrs. Daphne may Perrett nee Jenkins whose husband was Herbert john Perrett who died 2018 and buried in the KawaKawa Cemetery Bay of Islands.
Jay
Jay
4 Jul 2019 - 09.29pm
Kia ora. I'm also a descendant of Caroline, my grandfather's name was George Mikaere from Manaia Coromandel Koro and my Kuia Ripeka had a son my father Phillip Paora whom still resides in Manaia with our Mama Anna Paora
Natalie
Natalie
28 Nov 2018 - 09.59pm
My great great grandfather was William Perrett, Queenie's brother. The pictures with all the white bearded men, my nana Elsie is in there with her grandad William.

It is sad that her mama died without ever knowing what happened to her. Family stories say she died of a broken heart...was never the same.

It's so amazing how so many people are connected to one person :D
Jordan Harris
Jordan Harris
4 Nov 2018 - 01.12pm
Oh my gosh! She was a direct descendant of my grandfather. (Graham Harris). I am Jordan Harris and I remember being told this story!! I’ve always thought I had a small family because I only know the ones in America as well as my grandad who is from Napier :)
Barbara Timms
Barbara Timms
4 Oct 2018 - 09.04pm
She was my great great aunt. Very proud of my family history.
Christine Hewitt
Christine Hewitt
13 Sep 2018 - 08.29pm
Caroline Perret was my great grandmother's (Minnie Harris) sister. My grandmother Beatrice Hewitt often told the story of Queenie (Caroline). Also, I have seen Pioneer Women and River Queen, which uses Caroline's story to some extent.
Warren rpiha
Warren rpiha
12 Sep 2017 - 08.14pm
Lovely story. She is my great great grandmother my mums great, my mums nana is nataria my mums name is Miiria Waiohutu aka Tui Faulkner Epiha. She still remembers uncle slim and them
Caroline P
Caroline P
13 May 2017 - 01.38pm
Are the Perrott's/Perrett's English, Irish or Scottish? Can someone share the family tree. Heketene is my G G Grandfather.
Raewyn Anderson
Raewyn Anderson
24 Apr 2017 - 10.04pm
It was my grandmother Mrs Hayward who found Queenie in the main street of Whakatane. My mother use to tell me this story. Interesting. Be good to hear from any family members.
Marilyn wainwright
Marilyn wainwright
29 Nov 2015 - 12.35am
My husband's Great Grandmother is Minnie Perrott, Caroline's sister.
Harriet Cherrington
Harriet Cherrington
19 Jul 2015 - 04.15pm
I've just showed my brother the series, he's so mesmerised by this story and can't believe this beautiful lady runs through all our veins, My brother is now as I type this showing the series to his family, this is great!! Whanau is forever❤️
Elaine
Elaine
15 Jun 2015 - 11.08pm
I am also related. My grandmothers mother was Minnie Perrott.
Jane Gillies
Jane Gillies
24 May 2015 - 07.40pm
Hera Ngoungou was my husband's great grandmother. Her daughter Naha was my husband's grandmother. His mother was Anne Lawson born to Naha and Te Hurinui James Lawson. They also had a son called George who lived all his life in Whakatane and still has a daughter there. My niece is called Naha after her great great grandmother and her son is Te Hurinui. I read this story a few years ago, it is fasinating especially now my husband and I are learning Te Reo Maori and learning whakapapa.
Tracy Grey
Tracy Grey
21 Apr 2015 - 01.41am
I was an extra in this tv series 😊 I still remember. I played an orphan selling cherries. It was my 15 minutes (more like two) of fame.
judy
judy
12 Apr 2015 - 09.31am
Caroline is also on my family tree she was my great aunty 5 times back. My great grand father married a Perrett and since I was a small child my grandfather would tell me the story. I have the dvd on loan from another family member and have watched it with my children so it never gets forgotten but would love a copy myself so it can be handed down. there was also a book written in my family I think it was called "under the silent mountain" but I cant seem to find it. I would love any info on this as well as it's part of my history and an amazing story, so I want to hold on to it. many thanks Judy former (Thompson)
Kaea
Kaea
27 Mar 2015 - 12.42pm
I am a direct descendant. Using this video for a school project.
FW Gorden
FW Gorden
2 Dec 2014 - 07.06pm
My wife is a direct descendant of Caroline Perrett (Manaia Coromandel). I have for those whom are interested a small video on my Flickr site, what makes this vid interesting is that I have two pages from the Sun newspaper 1927 featuring Caroline Perrett~Hera Ngoungou.

This is not so much as a sad story, but a story of hope and survival..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39922183@N03/15736000337/
Mischelle O'Donnell [Artist]
Mischelle O'Donnell [Artist]
4 Oct 2014 - 01.59pm
Sad and interesting.....it is wonderful to read the comments from Maori here who are so proud to be related to this european woman....exactly how I feel being related to Maori or any other race.
Thankyou Pamela, Jane, Roy.....I would love to create a painting of this...Mischelle
Grant Hewa Mikaere
Grant Hewa Mikaere
2 Oct 2014 - 04.08pm
I am a great great Grandson of Sarah (Hera) Caroline Perrott (original spelling) whose first husband was Hewa Ngaru Romana (also known as Ewa, because of the Taranaki maori dialect) from the Ngapotiki hapu of Tauranga. Hera and Hewa had one daughter who they named Nataria. Hewa passed away at a relatively young age and their daughter Nataria went on to marry Ngaruna Mikaere of the Ngati Pukenga Iwi of Coromandel. My grandfather Hori (George) Mikaere was one of 16 children born to this union. Hera went on to marry Ben Ngoungou and her legacy lives on also in the Ngoungou family. I have known the story of my great great Grandmother throughout my entire childhood and she has pride of place in our whanau whakapapa (genealogy). Much loved and revered by all of us. My oldest daughter carries her name (Queenie) with deep fondness and respect.
Harriet Cherrington
Harriet Cherrington
2 Mar 2014 - 12.31pm
Just going through all the comments and one way or another we are all related through this beautiful lady, how awesome!!!!
Marina Kemp
Marina Kemp
1 Feb 2014 - 08.23pm
We always remember being told about caroline, my dads mother was a perret too.
Natalie
Natalie
6 Sep 2013 - 09.36pm
My nana's grandfather was one of Queenie's brothers. I've grown up knowing this story too, and in the Epitaph book that featured this story, one of the pictures has my Nana in it :-)

Its so amazing that there are so many people out there, from so many different places who are all descended from the same people x
HARRIET CHERRINGTON
HARRIET CHERRINGTON
29 Aug 2013 - 01.27am
wow i cant get over this i've just watched it like 4 times now with my children ,now they too know who there ggg grandmother is AWESOME!!!
HARRIET CHERRINGTON
HARRIET CHERRINGTON
29 Aug 2013 - 01.11am
KIA ORA WHANAU, I TOO HAVE SOME BLOOD TIES TO THIS AMAZING LADY HERA NGOUNGOU, I COME OFF PENE AND ONE OF HIS SONS IS MY GRANDFATHER DON PENE, THERE HE HAD MY MUM AND THEN ME. I WAS BROUGHT UP KNOWING THIS STORY SINCE I CAN REMEMBER AS TO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, I HAVE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO BEEN BACK TO POROPORO WITH MY INLAWS SOLEY TO TAUTOKO THE KAUE MATE OF THEIR TUPUNA TANA TIU, JUST TO FIND OUT MY WHEN WE GOT THERE WAS THE VERY SAME MARAE I HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP TO HEAR ABOUT ALL THESE YEARS. MY GRANDFATHER HAS NOW PASSED ON AND I BELIEVE SO HAVE THE REST OF HIS SIBLINGS THE LAST I REMEMBER WAS KORO REUBEN PENE MY KOROS BROTHER, WHILE IN WHAKATANE I WAS TOLD IT WAS KORO REUBENS UNVEILING I WISH I HAD KNOWN OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE MADE AN ATTEMPT TO GO, I HAVE ALWAYS SINCE I WAS A YOUNG GIRL ALWAYS REMEMBERED THIS LOVELY STORY ABOUT OUR BEAUTIFUL GREAT GRAND MOTHER AND STILL HER LEGEND WILL LIVE ON WITH MY CHILDREN AND THERES AFTER THEM, I AM SO HONOURED TO BE APART OF THIS ALSO BE ABLE TO TELL MY CHILDREN WHO THEY BELONG TO AND WHERE OUR TIES ARE FROM, MY GRAND PARENTS HARRIET AND DON PENE STILL HAVE THERE HOME IN PUKEKOHE WITH MY COUSIN LIVING THERE AS I USED TO BEFORE HIM, I WOULD LOVE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WHANAU AND GATHERINGS IF POSSIBLE TO KEEP UP WITH MY WHANAU AND TO KNOW THAT WE ARE ALL ONE, IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH JUST TO SAY HI OR EVEN A KORERO ABOUT WHAKAPAPA IM ALL EARS, PLEASE WHANAU DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME BY FB OR PHONE ID LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOUS, MY NAME IS HARRIET CHERRINGTON BUT MY FACEBOOK NAME IS HARRIET TUHI MY PHONE NUMBER 0413966978 I NOW RESIDE IN MOUNT ISA QUEENSLAND AUSSIE, I AM LOOKING FOWARD TO HEARING FROM ANY OF THE WHANAU...KIA ORA!!
Mathew Rigden
Mathew Rigden
10 Jul 2013 - 12.07pm
My nana who still lives in poroporo beautiful lady whose maiden name is Teresa(Trixie)Ngoungou & married Jack Hohua Biddle from Ruatoki, I always remember the photos nan had up of Caroline, nan use to say she remembers Caroline loved to play Cards ,so Caroline Perrett/Ngou Ngou is my Nanas Nana, two amazing women.
Paul Ward
Paul Ward (NZ On Screen team)
24 Jun 2013 - 09.25pm
@Eula-Rose: You can watch the Pioneer Women episode on Hera for free online here at NZ On Screen, or for a DVD copy you would need to make a personal footage request to TVNZ Archives: http://tvnz.co.nz/footage/index-group-3362563
Eula-Rose Moana Arthur
Eula-Rose Moana Arthur
24 Jun 2013 - 12.17pm
I've always heard and seen newspaper clippings of my great great grandmother Caroline Perrett. It was through her 1st child Nataria that my line comes through. How special this is. I would love to have a copy of this. Is there anyway to get a copy for my heritage and children.
Stacey Walker (Perrett)
Stacey Walker (Perrett)
18 May 2013 - 10.30am
I have heard of this story many many times growing up. I have the paper cuttings from this played by Ginette McDonald Tuesday May 24th not sure which year.This was passed down to me from my Nana who was Kathleen Perrett just before she passed away for safe keeping, my grandfather Ron Perrett. My name is Stacey Perrett I grew up in Tarananki. Im not too sure Where in the family Caroline Perrett sits with us but would love to know of anyone whos does know.
nathan perrett
nathan perrett
14 Mar 2013 - 02.24pm
i had heard stories of queenie perrett but never looked her up till now,she was my great great grandma..i always wondered why my grand dad,his dad and my brother all had william somewhere in there name now i know it was queenies dads name...fasinating
lisa pene
lisa pene
26 Nov 2012 - 10.03am
Kia Ora, Hera Ngou Ngou an Heketene are my great great grandparents, their Son, Pene Ngou Ngou is my great grandfather, an his son (my grandfather) is Don Pene, my father is Reuben Pene (bossey), i hav been to their grave in Whakatane, such an amazing story this is , i remember watching this wen i ws a kid, just love it... x
Sharon
Sharon
19 Nov 2012 - 08.04pm
Queenie's picture always fascinated me and troubled me growing up. As my great great aunt,grandfather Bert would tell me of her story.I now know after much years of research that the popular version of what happed was far from the truth!
Sharon Epiha
Sharon Epiha
14 Nov 2012 - 07.22pm
Kia ora koutou, Hera Ngoungou/Caroline Perrett was my great great grandmother. Do you have any information on Nataria? Overwhelming.
Marilyn Wainwright
Marilyn Wainwright
17 May 2012 - 11.49am
It certainly is a fantastic story, Caroline is my husband's Great Aunt on his mother's side.. His Great Grandmother was Minnie, Caroline's younger sister..
Frankie Lingham
Frankie Lingham
15 Mar 2012 - 08.31am
Kia ora Donna Rutherford, Hera (Caroline) was my great great grandmother.
donna rutherford
donna rutherford
4 May 2011 - 09.56am
Caroline Perrett (Hera Ngoungou) was my first cousin 4 times removed. Amazing story!
shirley
shirley
11 Mar 2011 - 08.48am
It was very sad for family who has lost their daughter “Queenie” Perrett
until then it was soo much long ago in history life of 50 yrs...
untold story of Hera Ngoungou.
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