Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Discovering my Whakapapa

My mum, Natalia Leatua, was born on the 9th of April 1985 in Vladivostok Russia. My great grandmother chose her name. Her grandparents, uncle, cousins, and great uncle and auntie lived in the area she was born and raised in. My great grandad loved my mother, he was very kind and lied about his age to go to war. Out of all the things that my mum has learnt from her family, the most important thing is don't do drugs.

My Dad, Nedlands Leatua, was born in Apia
Samoa on the 2nd June 1979. He got his name from my grandad who went to Nedlands College in Perth. The only person that lived in the area at the time was his auntie. The oldest relative my dad remembers was his grandfather who liked drinking Kava (an island beverage) and he was a good orator. Out all the things my dad has learnt from his family the most important things are to work hard and never give up.

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