Brown, Byron Paul

Born in Wellington on 8 July 1866, Byron Paul Brown was the seventh of fourteen children of Jane Winton and her husband, Arthur Brown, a carpenter who later became a cabinet-maker...

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Carey, Elijah John

Elijah Carey was born in the goldmining town of Gympie, Queensland, Australia, on 20 August 1876, a twin son of Catherine Newman and her husband, Elijah Carey, a miner. Elijah...

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Firth, Cedric Harold

Cedric Harold Firth was born on 22 May 1908 in Auckland, the son of Jane Elizabeth Marie Cartmill and her husband, Wesley Hugh Bourne Firth, a building and general contractor....

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Page, Sarah

Sarah Saunders, born on 26 August 1863 at Waimea South, New Zealand, was the sixth of 10 children of Rhoda Flower and her husband, the radical politician, writer, temperance...

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Solomon, Hārata Ria Te Uira

Hārata Ria Te Uira Parata was born at Ōtaki on 22 January 1925, the daughter of Nātanahira Te Umutapu Wī Te Kākākura Parata, a farmer, and his wife, Ōriwa Tuini Horomona. Her...

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Morton, Tex

Robert William Lane, better known as the international country music and variety performer Tex Morton, was born in Nelson on 30 August 1916. The son of Mildred Eastgate and her...

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Enright, Mary Teresa

Mary Teresa Enright was born in Charleston on the West Coast on 22 July 1880, the daughter of Irish Catholic parents Mary Hayes, a hotel-keeper from County Clare, and her husband...

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Gummer, William Henry

William Henry Gummer, the sixth child in a family of eight, was born in Auckland on 7 December 1884, the son of Thomas George Gummer, an accountant, and his wife, Jane Taylor...

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Carson, William Nicol

Bill Carson was honoured in sport as the fifth person to represent New Zealand in both cricket and rugby, and in war as a recipient of the Military Cross for bravery. The son of...

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Don, Rachel

Rachel Hull was born at Hokitika, New Zealand, on 23 July 1866, the daughter of Mary Ann Walters and her husband, James Hull. James, an American, was described as a musician when...

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Christy, Hirini Whaanga

Hirini (Sidney) Whaanga Christy, great-grandson of Ngāti Rakaipaaka and Ngāti Kahungunu leader Īhaka Whaanga, was born on 16 August 1883 at Nūhaka. His mother, Mihi Mere Whaanga,...

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Train, Winnifred Sarah

Winnifred Sarah Train was born at Waitotara on 14 February 1904, the daughter of Hilda Mary Parsons and her husband, Frederick Train, a storekeeper and farmer. She attended...

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Sheppard, Katherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson Malcolm was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, probably on 10 March 1847, the daughter of Scots parents Jemima Crawford Souter and her husband, Andrew Wilson...

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Hanan, Josiah Alfred

Josiah Alfred Hanan was born in Invercargill, New Zealand, on 12 May 1868, the son of James Albert Hanan, a storekeeper, and his wife, Sarah Matilda Clarke. He was educated at...

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McCaskill, Lancelot William

Lancelot William McCaskill (registered at birth as Lancecot) was born at Winchester, South Canterbury, on 8 May 1900, the son of Janet Bisset and her husband, Daniel McCaskill, a...

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Salmond, James David

James David Salmond was born in Queenstown on 1 May 1898, one of eight children of Sarah Cockburn and her husband, John Salmond, a carpenter. His parents were active in the...

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Aspey, Vincent

Vincent Aspey, popularly known as Vince, was the first leader of New Zealand’s National Orchestra. He was born in Hindley, Lancashire, on 5 January 1909, the second of two...

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Lovelock, John Edward

One of the most celebrated of all Olympic champions, John Edward (Jack) Lovelock was born on 5 January 1910 at Crushington, near Reefton. He was named after his father, John...

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Harper, Amy Merania

Amy Merania Harper was born in Paeroa on 23 May 1900, the eldest child of Ada Agnes Nalder and her husband, William Septimus Harper, an engineer. Amy grew up with her family (she...

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Hatherton, Trevor

Trevor Hatherton was born in Sharlston, near Wakefield in Yorkshire, England, on 30 September 1924, the son of Baden Hector Hatherton, then a coal hewer, and his wife, Evelyn...

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