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George Henry Moore, son of the landowner Thomas Moore and his wife, Catherine Currin, was born at Billown, Isle of Man, England, probably on 12 October 1812, and was baptised at Malew on 1 January 1813. About 1830 he emigrated to Tasmania with his friend Robert Quayle Kermode. Moore worked as...
Story: Moore, George Henry
1880–1968Civilian and army nurse, nursing administrator, hospital matron
Janet Ann Moore was born on 5 February 1880 at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England, to Frederick Morris Moore, a carpenter, and his wife, Agnes Thompson Muir. Janet's father drowned in 1881 and in 1889 her mother brought her and her three brothers to New Zealand. The travellers experienced...
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Lorenzo Moore was born at Kilbride Manor in Blessington parish, County Wicklow, Ireland, probably on 1 September 1808, the son of Elizabeth Armstrong and her husband, George Ogle Moore. Lorenzo is said to have entered the service of the East India Company at the age of 18, joining the Madras...
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Lucy Beatrice Moore was born in Warkworth on 14 July 1906, the fifth of eight children of Janet Morison and her husband, Harry Blomfield Moore. Their farm, Huamara, produced fruit and poultry and Harry was also a naturalist and the local librarian. A childhood amidst books and the wildlife of...
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Mary Emelia Moore, the eldest of eight children, was born on 7 March 1869 at Dunedin, New Zealand, to Charles Moore, a saddler, and his wife, Mary Stewart, sister of the barrister and later MHR William Downie Stewart. Her parents were Free Church Presbyterians who encouraged their family to...
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Nicholas Moore was a well-known figure in Masterton for 55 years and was the oldest priest in New Zealand when he died in 1985 at the age of 98. He was born in Kilmoganny, County Kilkenny, Ireland, on 16 September 1887, the youngest of 17 children of Anne Brennan and her husband, Thomas Moore,...
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1923–1975Ngati Kahungunu, Rangitane and Te Whanau-a-Apanui; doctor
Rina Winifred Ropiha was born in Auckland on 6 April 1923, the elder of two children of Rhoda Winifred Turuki Walker of Te Whanau-a-Apanui and her husband, Tipi Tainui Ropiha of Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitane. Rina’s father was a qualified surveyor, who later became the first Maori to be...
Story: Moore, Rina Winifred
1868–1922Artist, soldier, art teacher
Horace Jones was born on 3 February 1868 at Malvern, Worcestershire, England, the third of 10 children of Sarah Ann Garner, a schoolteacher, and her husband, David Jones, an engineer. He arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, with his family probably in 1885. After studying art under Anne Dobson, a...
1825?–1881Lawyer, politician, provincial superintendent
William Sefton Moorhouse was baptised on 18 December 1825 at Knottingley House, Yorkshire, England, the oldest son of William Moorhouse, a magistrate, and his wife, Ann Carter. He went to sea as a youth in coal-carrying vessels owned by his father, then studied law at the Middle Temple, was...
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Patrick Moran was born at Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland, and baptised there on 24 May 1823. He was the son of Anne Doyle and her husband, Simon Moran, a farmer. Privately tutored until the age of 12, Patrick attended the Vincentian school in Dublin; St Peter's College, Wexford; and St...
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1844–1907Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki woman of mana, writer
Maraea Morete, also known as Maria Morris, is said to have been born on 24 July 1844 at Whakaari, near Tangoio, Hawke's Bay, although she may have been born at Waikokopu, Mahia. She was the eldest child of Puihi and William Morris. Puihi was a woman of mana of Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, the people...
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1843–1845?–1921Painter and signwriter, artist, explorer
Samuel Horatio Moreton was born probably in London, England, sometime between 1843 and 1845, the son of Ann Spence and her husband, Samuel Moreton, said to have been a captain in the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Joining the Royal Navy, he served in China before emigrating to Australia. There,...
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Edward Morgan was born in London, England, on 5 April 1906, the son of a labourer, William Edward Morgan, and his wife, Amelia Eliza Davis. When he was about a year old his parents emigrated to New Zealand, settling in Wellington. Ted, as he was known, attended Te Aro School and went on to...
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John Morgan was born in Dublin, Ireland, probably in 1806 or 1807. His parents' names are unknown. He was employed as a clerk, and then taught at a Church of England adult Sunday school, before entering the Church Missionary Society for training in June 1831. In November 1832 he sailed for New...
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1867–1927Geologist, science administrator
Percy Gates Morgan was born on 2 September 1867 at Richmond, near Hobart, Tasmania. He was the son of Charles Hackett Morgan, a schoolmaster, and Emily Louisa Downes, who had married in New Zealand. In Tasmania the family assumed the surname of Edwards, but dropped it on returning to New...
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1862–1925Tailoress, trade unionist, suffragist, public servant
Harriet Morison was born in Ireland, probably in June 1862 at Magherafelt, County Londonderry, the daughter of Margaret Clark and her husband, James Morison, a master tailor. Little is known about Harriet's early life. She travelled with her family to New Zealand in 1874, and became a...
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1842–1926Methodist minister, historian
William Morley was born at Orston, Nottinghamshire, England, on 14 August 1842, the son of William Morley, a tailor, and his wife, Mary Mason. As devout Wesleyans both parents held office as class-leaders, and gave hospitality to visiting preachers. During the 1848–50 campaign to reform the...
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1899–1986Historian, university professor
William Parker Morrell, whose scholarly output of books and learned articles spanned more than half a century, was born at Auckland on 20 November 1899. His father, William John Morrell, from Tiverton, Devon, studied at Balliol College, Oxford, on a scholarship, then became a schoolteacher. In...
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1922–1972Musician, freezing worker, novelist, music teacher
James Ronald Hugh Morrieson died at 50, a sad and disappointed man. His remark, ‘I hope I’m not another one of these poor buggers who get discovered when they’re dead’ became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Morrieson was born on 29 January 1922 and lived his entire life in the house built...
Story: Morrieson, James Ronald Hugh
1895–1965Jewellery designer, silversmith
Edith Emily Hopson was born on 6 December 1895 in Hougham, Kent, England, the daughter of Emily Elizabeth Whittingstall and her husband, Edward Richard Hopson, a grocer’s assistant. The family later moved to Finchley, where her father was employed as a government official. Edith married...
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