Newham, Charles Frederick

Charles Frederick Newham was born at Christchurch, New Zealand, on 21 June 1880, the son of Ann Martin and her husband, Enoch Newham, a mechanic. Nothing is known of his early...

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Webb, Thomas Clifton

Thomas Clifton Webb was born on 8 March 1889 at Te Kopuru, Northland, the son of English parents Thomas Webb, a farmer, and his wife, Penelope Martha Massey. Clifton attended Te...

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Campbell, Richard Mitchelson

Richard Mitchelson Campbell was born on 28 August 1897 at Maunu, Whāngārei, to Norman Allan Campbell, a farmer at Maungatapere, and his wife, Ann Wright Lang, both children of...

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O'Connor, Patrick John

Patrick John O’Connor, known as Pat and sometimes publicised as ‘Irish Pat’ in American wrestling, was born at Raetihi on 22 August 1924, a son of sheepfarming parents John...

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Wilson, Joseph Vivian

Joseph Vivian Wilson – JV to his colleagues, Vivian to his family – was a man of many parts. He was a brilliant classical scholar who might well have had a distinguished academic...

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Llewellyn, Stephen Peter

Stephen Peter Llewellyn was born at Hereford, England, on 18 July 1913, the son of Arthur Henry Llewellyn, a government valuer, and his wife, Martha Helen Scott. He was educated...

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Falla, Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander Falla was born in Palmerston North on 21 July 1901, the son of George Falla, a railway clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Kirk. The family shifted frequently, Falla'...

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Coubray, Edwin

Edwin Coubray was born at Eastern Bush, Southland, on 19 October 1900, the third of four sons of Nicholas Coubray and his wife, Minnie Flowers. His father was a railway labourer...

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Whitehouse, Alfred Henry

Alfred Henry Whitehouse was born on 15 September 1856 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, the son of Abel Whitehouse, a warehouseman, and his wife, Matilda Craddock. He is...

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Tarr, George Herrmann

George Herrmann Tarr was born at Sydney, Australia, on 22 September 1881, the son of Agnes Emily Herrmann and her husband, William Tarr, a sawyer. He made his stage début at the...

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Andrews, Isabella Smith

Isabella Smith Young, known as Isobel, was born at Glasgow, Scotland, on 2 November 1905, the daughter of Jeanie Scott and her husband, James Young, a mercantile clerk. The family...

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Ashbridge, George Richard

George Richard Ashbridge was born in Wellington on 13 August 1901, the son of tinsmith Walter Ashbridge and his wife, Mary Agnes Hart. As a young man he tried himself out in a...

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Shadbolt, Maurice Francis Richard

Maurice Shadbolt was a leading figure in the growth of a New Zealand literature during the second half of the twentieth century. He was the first New Zealand author to earn a good...

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Daniels, Margaret Dorothy Louise

Margaret Dorothy Louise Daniels, who was to become one of New Zealand’s leading teachers of ballet, was born in Wellington on 1 August 1916, the third of four children of...

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Campbell, Douglas Archibald

Douglas Archibald Campbell was born in Dunedin on 13 December 1906 to Archibald Campbell, a poultry expert, and his wife, Louise Shepard. He attended Dunedin Technical School and...

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Lewin, John Philip

John (Jack) Philip Lewin was born at Masterton on 3 June 1915, the second son of Frederick John Lewin, an engine driver, and his wife, Mary Theresa Williams. Jack’s father, who...

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Luxford, Nola

Nola Luxford was a New Zealand-born actress, writer, pioneer broadcaster and founder of the Anzac Club in New York City during the Second World War. Born Adelaide Minola Pratt on...

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