Davy, Albert Ernest

Albert Ernest Davy was born at Wellington on 17 August 1886, the son of Charley Davy, a constable, and his wife, Selina Williams. The family moved to Thames, Dargaville, and...

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Park, Ronald Stuart

Born at Dunedin on 18 February 1895, Ronald Stuart Park was the son of Samuel Morgan Park, a clerk, and his wife, Annie Penelope Maxwell. He was educated at Otago Boys’ High...

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Fowler, Percy Leo

Percy Leo Fowler was born at Litherland, Lancashire, England, on 14 December 1902, the son of Percy Nason Fowler, a clothing collector, and his wife, Christina O’Sullivan, a...

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Sutch, William Ball

William Ball Sutch was born in Southport, Lancashire, England, on 27 June 1907, the third of five children. He arrived in New Zealand at the age of eight months, when his family...

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Holland, Sidney George

Sidney George Holland was born at Greendale, Canterbury, on 18 October 1893, one of eight children of English-born parents Jane Eastwood and her husband, Henry Holland, a farmer...

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Wilkinson, Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson Wilkinson was born at Oakura, Taranaki, New Zealand, on 19 July 1868, the son of John William Wilkinson, a farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Paynter. Charles grew...

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Karaitiana, Rangi Ruru Wānanga

After the Second World War Ruru Karaitiana’s song ‘Blue smoke’ provided a welcome-home theme for the returning troops, and later became the first all-New Zealand...

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Ngārimu, Te Moananui-a-Kiwa

Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu was born into Te Aitanga-a-Mate of Ngāti Porou at Whareponga, on the East Coast, on 7 April 1919, the son of Hāmuera Meketū Ngārimu, and his wife Maraea...

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Hayward, Henry John

Henry John Hayward was born at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, on 11 December 1865, the second son of Harriett Elizabeth Groutage and her husband, William Henry Hayward, a...

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Entrican, Alexander Robert

Alexander Robert Entrican was born at Devonport on 28 January 1898, the son of Robert John Entrican, a merchant, and his wife, Annie Isabella Lamb. Known as Pat, he was educated...

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Andrew, John

John Andrew was born at Mosgiel, Otago, on 19 August 1896, one of four children of Margaret Constance Dunlop and her husband, David Andrew, a farmer. He attended Mosgiel District...

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Poutapu, Wiremu Te Ranga

Born in Maungatautari, Waikato, on 8 June 1905, Wiremu Te Ranga Poutapu, known as Piri (Bill), was of the Tainui people Ngāti Korokī. His father was Pouaka Winikerei, a carpenter...

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Schramm, Bernardina Adriana

Leo Paul Schramm was born in Vienna, Austria, on 22 September 1892, the son of Marie Hofmann; his father’s name is unknown. His mother subsequently married Gustav Schramm, a...

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Opposition and after

Bill Rowling held on to the party leadership for a further six years despite Labour defeats in the 1978 and 1981 elections. He was able to claim moral victories in both elections...

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King, Peter Frank

Born at Caxton, Cambridge, England, on 30 October 1916, Peter Frank King was the son of master builder William Edgar King and his wife, Hilda May Pleasants. He was educated at...

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McKenzie, Jane Robertson

Jane (later known as Jean) Robertson McKenzie was born on 19 January 1901 at Edendale, Southland, the fifth of seven children of Amy Evelyn Swale and her husband, Duncan McIntyre...

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Later years

Travel Keith Henderson died in January 1969. That year, Ashton-Warner embarked on her first overseas travel. A period in London with her son Elliot and his wife Jacquemine...

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Labour Party politics

The struggle for women’s equality Sonja Davies’s own experience of the conflicts and contradictions women faced formed the basis of her deep understanding and...

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McLaren, David

David McLaren was born at Glasgow, Scotland, probably sometime between 1867 and 1872, the son of Jane Ayton and her husband, Robert McLaren, a baker. As a child David was...

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McIntyre, Peter

Peter McIntyre was born in Dunedin on 4 July 1910, the son of Peter McIntyre, a lithographic artist, and his wife, Isabella Edith Cubitt. His Scottish father had been one of the...

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