Ani Kuka (1840-1942)
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In 1993 the Local History Staff of Tauranga District Libraries (as it was called then) compiled a booklet highlighting the prominent women in the Tauranga Moana area; Mana Wahine. This photograph of Ani Kuka is from one of the mini biographies in the booklet. The sisters Ani Te Maki Kuka i.e. Annie or Ani Johnson (1840-1942) and Mere Johnson. Ani married Te Kuka Te Mea and raised eight children while Mere Johnson married Rewi Murray. Photo taken c1930s or 1940s?