Te Moananui, Kurupo

Te Moananui, sometimes known as Kurupo, was a Ngati Kahungunu leader of high rank in Heretaunga (Hawke's Bay) in the nineteenth century. His hapu was Ngati Hawea. Through his...

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Cottrell, Violet May

Violet May Grainger was born in Napier on 17 May 1887. She was the youngest of eight children of Eliza Jane Fleetham and her husband, George William Grainger, a civil engineer...

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Kent, Thelma Rene

Thelma Rene Kent was born in Christchurch on 21 October 1899, the younger of two children of Catherine Maude Hales and her husband, John Robert Kent, a bootmaker. She was...

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Chambers, John

According to family information John Chambers was born at Heanor, Derbyshire, England, on 20 January 1819, the son of John Chambers, framework knitter, and his wife, Hannah...

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Donnelly, Airini

Airini Karauria was born at Puketapu in Hawke's Bay, probably in 1854 or 1855. Her mother was Haromi Te Ata, and her father the Ngati Kahungunu chief Karauria, sometimes known as...

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Skinner, William Henry

William Henry Skinner was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand, on 26 February 1857, the son of Prudence Veale and her husband, Thomas Kingwell Skinner, a butcher. Both were among...

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Wodzicki, Kazimierz Antoni z Granowa

Kazimierz Antoni z Granowa Wodzicki, born on 4 February 1900 at Olejów, eastern Poland, was the son of Maria Dzieduszycka and her husband, Count Alexander Louis Wodzicki....

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Keyworth, Andrew Stanley

Andrew Stanley Keyworth was the younger of twin sons born at Auckland to Herbert Reginald Keyworth, a merchant, and his wife, Olive Rhoda Hathaway, on 2 December 1923. His three...

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Tiakitai

Tiakitai was a Ngati Kahungunu leader of great mana in the Waimarama area of Heretaunga (Hawke's Bay) in the first half of the nineteenth century. Through his father, Te Orihau,...

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Cook, James

According to reliable sources James Cook was born on 27 October 1728 at Marton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire, England; he was baptised on 3 November that year. He was the second child...

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Maaka, Golan Haberfield

Golan Haberfield Maaka, also known as Te Korana, was born on 4 April 1904 on Oruawharo station, Takapau, Hawke's Bay. His father was Aritaku Maaka, of Ngati Hikatoa of...

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Te Atahikoia, Mohi

Mohi Te Atahikoia was born probably at Waimarama, Hawke's Bay, in the early 1840s. His mother was Maata Kotakitaki, whose parents were Ngati Whakaiti chief Tuahu and his wife,...

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Fitzgerald, John Patrick

John Patrick Fitzgerald was born in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland, probably in 1815, to Patrick Henry Fitzgerald and his wife, Anne Dunoyer. He graduated MD from the...

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Welch, Nugent Herrmann

Nugent Herrmann Welch was born at Akaroa on 30 July 1881, the third child and second son of Isabel Nugent and her husband, Joseph Sandell Welch, an assistant surveyor. In 1893...

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Reed, Alfred Hamish

Alfred Hamish Reed, the founder of one of New Zealand's first large publishing firms, was born on 30 December 1875 at Hayes, Middlesex, England, the second of four children of...

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Williams, William

According to family information William Williams was born at Plumtre House, Nottingham, England, on 18 July 1800, the ninth and youngest child of Mary Marsh and her husband,...

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Public influence

Green Lane conferences Green Lane’s standing as an international cardiac centre of repute was enhanced in 1965 when Brian Barratt-Boyes organised a conference of overseas...

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Gurr, Eily Elaine

Eily Elaine Gurr was born in Thorndon, Wellington, on 8 November 1896. She was the only child of Norman Leslie Gurr, an insurance agent, who was later a manager with the New...

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Kohere, Henare Mokena

Henare Mokena Kohere was born on 10 March 1880 at Te Araroa, East Cape. He was the fourth child of Hone Hiki Kohere and his wife Henarata Pereto (Bristow) of Ngati Porou. Henare...

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McGregor, Alexander

Alexander McGregor was born at Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, on 20 August 1828. He was of Scottish descent, the son of Alexander McGregor, a farmer, and his wife, Mary...

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