in the grounds of the derelict
Church of the Seven Rules of Jehovah
51km east o
Wellington New Zealand
Postal Code: 5872
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This cemetery is located in Homewood Road, near the Homewood settlement, in the grounds of the derelict church "Church of the Seven Rules of Jehovah."
There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1939-1945 war here
Taiawhio Tikawenga Te Tau (1860-1939) was a leader of the major Maori political and religious movements in Wairarapa in the 15 years following 1910.
He was the younger son of Kaipaoe, a high-ranking woman of Ngati Rakairangi, and her husband Tikawenga Te Tau, a leading chief of Ngai Tumapuhiarangi
He married Makere Kingi of Ngati Muretu, a hapu of the Greytown district. The couple had 11 children
In 1910 Taiawhio was elected to the office of district bishop within the Church of the Seven Rules of Jehovah.
Later that year he was created the principal bishop of the whole church, retaining this position until 1925
Photograph of the Maori Peace Monument erected by Taiawhio Te Tau and the Church of the Seven Rules of Jehovah
Maori Peace Monument that was erected to commemorate the maintenance of goodwill and peace between Maori and Pakeha in the Wairarapa region