Place of Birth: Christchurch, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 1969/1970
*father – Māori, some British Isles
*mother – Chinese-Malaysian
Boh Runga is a New Zealand recording artist. She was the lead singer and guitarist in New Zealand rock band Stellar. Her father, Joseph Runga (Joseph Te Okoro Runga), was a Māori ex-serviceman, of Ngāti Kahungunu. Her mother, Sophia Tang (born Leong Lai Ying), is a Chinese Malaysian singer. She is the sister of musician Bic Runga.
Boh’s paternal grandfather was Kingi Apatu Runga, aka Kingi Teokoro Runga (the son of Tuahine Te Okoro Runga and Hera Te Here Pukapuka Tareha Greening). Kingi was raised by his relatives, Herbert Keil and Sarah Robinson. Tuahine was the son of Hamuera Runga and Te Paoa Runga. Hera was the daughter of William Paihau Henry Greening and Maata Te Kaiamahaki Christy.
Boh’s paternal grandmother was Eva Constance Tong (the daughter of Robert Dawson Tong and Catherine Charlotte Butwell).
Sources: Genealogy of Boh Runga – http://www.geni.com
Online cenotaph of Boh’s father – https://www.aucklandmuseum.com
Military record of Boh’s paternal grandfather, Kingi Teokoro Runga – https://28maoribattalion.org.nz
Genealogy of Boh’s paternal grandfather, Kingi Teokoro Runga (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.familysearch.org