Scrimgeour, Colin Graham

Colin Graham Scrimgeour was born at Wairoa on 30 January 1903, the son of John Graham Scrimgeour, a farmer, and his wife, Robina Maud Clunie. He left school at the age of 11 and...

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Moodabe, Joseph Patrick

Michael Joseph Moudabber was born in Sydney, Australia, on 24 June 1895, the eldest son and fifth child of Ferris Moudabber and his wife Elizabeth Ann Akoorie. His parents had...

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Gibb, James

James Gibb was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on 15 June 1857, the son of James Gibb, a shoemaker, and his wife, Jane Greig, both devout members of the United Presbyterian church....

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Hunn, Jack Kent

Jack Kent Hunn, the eldest of three children, was born on 24 August 1906 in Masterton to Annie Peterson and her husband, Frederic John Hunn, a carriage painter by trade, who was...

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Larkin, William John

William John Larkin (frequently called Larkins in newspaper accounts) is said have been born in Galway, Ireland; the date of his birth and his parents' names are unknown. A...

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Vaughan, Terence

Terence Vaughan was born in Whangarei on 26 May 1915, the second child of Dorothy Helen Gillespie and her husband, Sydney Maurice Vaughan, a merchant. After the family’s move to...

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Roberts, Geoffrey Newland

Born at Inglewood, Taranaki, on 8 December 1906, Geoffrey Newland Roberts was to serve two air forces and the international airline industry with great distinction. His father,...

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Barrer, Nina Agatha Rosamond

Nina Agatha Rosamond Greensill was born in Picton on 9 August 1879, the youngest of seven surviving children of Selina Rebecca Downes and her husband, John Abraham Roberts...

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Paul, John Thomas

John Thomas Paul was born near Boort, Victoria, Australia, on 16 August 1874, the son of Mary Tomkins and her husband, Daniel Fisher Paul, who farmed a small selection and worked...

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McKee, Tasman Joseph

Tasman Joseph McKee was born in Nelson on 7 May 1911, the son of Annie Isabel Macdonald and her husband, Arthur McKee, a journalist, businessman and pioneer orchardist. Known as...

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Condliffe, John Bell

John Bell Condliffe was one of the first generation of students trained in economics under James Hight at Canterbury College, Christchurch, and went on to become one of New...

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Buick, Thomas Lindsay

Thomas Lindsay Buick was born in Oamaru on 13 May 1865, the son of John Walker Buick, a tailor, and his wife, Margaret Petrie, both of whom had arrived at Port Chalmers from...

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Wilson, Francis Gordon

Francis Gordon Wilson was born in Subiaco, a district of Perth, Western Australia, on 27 November 1900. His father, Francis (Frank) John Wilson, was a New Zealander and an...

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Holyoake, Keith Jacka

The Holyoake connection with New Zealand goes back to 1843, when the great-grandparents of Keith Jacka Holyoake settled at Riwaka, near Motueka, and it was there that he spent...

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Saunders, Garnet Hornby

Garnet Hornby Saunders was born in Hamley Bridge, South Australia, on 14 June 1880, the son of Caroline Charlotte Sparshott and her husband, Richard Saunders, a brickmaker. He...

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Selig, Phineas

Phineas Selig was born on 5 September 1856 in Melbourne, Australia, the seventh child of Benjamin Aaron Selig, a watchmaker and jeweller, and his wife, Catherine Jacobs. In 1862...

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Wells, Ada

Ada Pike was born at Shepherd's Green, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, on 29 April 1863, the daughter of Maria Beckett and her husband, William Henry Pike, a...

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Morrison, Howard Leslie

Howard Morrison was one of the most beloved New Zealand entertainers of the second half of the twentieth century. A household name from the 1960s, both as a member of the Howard...

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Fraser, Peter

Peter Fraser was born on 28 August 1884 at the highland village of Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland, the son of Donald Fraser, a master shoemaker, and his wife, Isabella McLeod. Peter...

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George, Frances Shayle

Frances Southwell was born probably some time between 1827 and 1829 at Clifton, Gloucestershire, England. Her parents were Martha and John Southwell. On 24 October 1848 at Boyton...

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