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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Paul, Joanna Margaret

Prolific and multi-talented, Joanna Paul was one of the most gifted artists of her generation. Intensely responsive to the world around her, she depicted her surroundings,...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Karaitiana, Rangi Ruru Wananga

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 hit record. ‘...

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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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Ngarimu, Te Moananui-a-Kiwa

Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu was born into Te Aitanga-a-Mate of Ngati Porou at Whareponga, on the East Coast, on 7 April 1919, the son of Hamuera Meketu Ngarimu, and his wife...

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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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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 Ngati Koroki. 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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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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Crooke, Helen Iris

Helen Iris Crooke was born in Lawrence, Otago, on 14 December 1895, the daughter of Jane Duthie Smith and her husband, Alfred Crooke, a lawyer and magistrate. Iris (as she was...

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Manning, John

Little is known of the early life of John Manning. He was educated in New York; his family had probably migrated to the United States from Ireland when he was a child. As a young...

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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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