Brandon, Alfred de Bathe

Alfred de Bathe Brandon was born on 21 July 1883 in Wellington, New Zealand, the son of Alfred de Bathe Brandon, a solicitor, and his wife, Louisa Kebbell. His father was mayor of...

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Wahawaha, Rāpata

Rāpata Wahawaha, of Te Aowera hapū of Ngāti Porou, was born at either Te Puia or Akuaku, in the Waiapu district. His father was Hīpora Koroua and his mother Te Hapamana Te Whao....

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Cash, Martin

Martin Cash, the son of Margaret and George Cash, was baptised on 10 October 1808 at Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. He worked there as a farm labourer until March 1827,...

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Morete, Maraea

Maraea Morete, also known as Maria Morris, is said to have been born on 24 July 1844 at Whakaari, near Tangoio, Hawke's Bay, although she may have been born at Waikokopu, Mahia....

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Odgers, William

William Odgers was born probably on 14 February 1834 at Falmouth, Cornwall, England. His parents' names are unknown, but his father is said to have been a ship's steward. The...

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Scott, Thomas

Thomas Scott was born at Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland, on 14 February 1816, the son of John Scott and his wife, Christian (Christy) Bisset. As a young man Thomas worked as a...

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Taki, Paora

Paora Taki belonged to Ngai Te Rakiamoa hapu of Ngai Tahu. He was born probably in the early nineteenth century. His father, Rakiamoa, and his mother, Kere, claimed further...

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Taumata-a-Kura, Piripi

Taumata-a-Kura belonged to Te Whanau-a-Tinatoka, Te Whanau-a-Haemata and Te Whanau-a-Te-Uruahi of Ngati Porou. He was born at Whakawhitira, near the Waiapu River, probably in the...

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Jacks, Harry

Herman Harry Jekeles was born at Dubauti, in the district of Cernauti, Romania (now Chernovtsy, Ukraine), on 5 August 1908. He was the youngest of five children of Jewish parents...

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Te Tirarau Kūkupa

Te Tirarau Kūkupa, the son of Kūkupa and his first wife, Whitiao, was born probably in the late 1790s. He was descended from Rāhiri, an ancestor of Ngāpuhi; his grandmother was Te...

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Eyre, Betsy Robertson

Betsy Robertson Walter was born in Nelson on 28 November 1911, the eldest child of Mary Jane Mitchell and her husband, John (Jock) Sinclair Walter. Her father, from Kirkwall in...

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Emery, Samuel Horouta

Samuel Horouta Emery was born, probably in 1885, at the foot of Kakepuku in a small Māori settlement near Te Awamutu. His father was Samuel Hoera Joyce, a bushman, of Ngāti Mahuta...

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Malone, William George

William George Malone was one of New Zealand's outstanding soldiers of the Gallipoli campaign. He was born in England at Rushey Green, Lewisham, Kent, on 24 January 1859, the...

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Badger, Charlotte

Charlotte Badger, a convict from New South Wales, became one of the first Pākehā women known to have lived in New Zealand. Her origins and the course of her life are difficult to...

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Björk, Carl Axel

Carl Axel Björk was born in Hedvig Eleonora parish, Stockholm, Sweden, on 5 August 1880. His mother was a 29-year-old unmarried seamstress, Johanna Sofia Björk. The identity of...

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Judson, Reginald Stanley

Reginald Stanley Judson was born at Wharehine, Northland, New Zealand, on 29 September 1881 to Emma Frances Holmden and her husband, Edgar William Judson, a farmer. He was...

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Te Rangi-i-paia II

Te Rangi-i-paia II was a woman of rank of Ngati Porou and Te Whanau-a-Apanui. She was born probably at Tokomaru Bay; her father was Te Pori-o-te-rangi and her mother, Hinerori....

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Travis, Richard Charles

Dickson Cornelius Savage was born at Opotiki, New Zealand, on 6 April 1884, the fifth child in a family of nine. His parents, James Savage from Ireland, a farmer and constable in...

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Tuhuru Kokare

Tuhuru Kokare was born probably in the latter part of the eighteenth century: his son, Tarapuhi, was said to be about 70 years of age in 1864. He spent his early life with his...

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Wyllie, Kate

Kate Halbert was born probably at Tutoko, near Waerenga-a-hika in Poverty Bay, in the early 1840s. She was the daughter of the trader Thomas Halbert and his fifth wife, Keita...

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