Te Rauparaha

Te Rauparaha was the son of Werawera, of Ngāti Toa, and his second wife, Parekōwhatu (Parekōhatu) , of Ngāti Raukawa. He is said to have been a boy when Captain James Cook...

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Bell, Kathrine McAllister

Kathrine McAllister Stewart was born at Manchester, England, on 13 May 1895, the eldest of three children of Andrew Stewart, a commercial traveller, and his wife, Jane Vallance...

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Gill, Mary Gabriel

Victoria Margaretta Gill was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 22 June 1837, the eldest daughter of Andrew Gill, a wealthy brewer, and his wife, Ellen Maria. Victoria was educated...

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Hunter, William Magee

William Magee Hunter was born probably in 1833 or 1834 to a family of landed gentry in County Antrim, Ireland. He was educated at Enniskillen and Trinity College, Dublin, but cut...

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TuiSamoa, Agnes Rosa

Agnes TuiSamoa spent a lifetime supporting and campaigning for the rights of her fellow Pacific Islanders in Auckland, both new migrants and their New Zealand-born children. She...

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Tītokowaru, Riwha

Tītokowaru was born near Ōkaiawa, in South Taranaki, probably about 1823. He belonged to Ngāti Manuhiakai hapū of Ngā Ruahine, a section of Ngāti Ruanui. He traced his descent...

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Coad, Nellie Euphemia

Nellie Euphemia Coad, daughter of Annie Venters McLauchlan, a schoolteacher, and her husband, James Hook Coad, a brewer, was born at New Plymouth, New Zealand, on 15 October 1883...

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Hewett, Ellen Anne

Ellen Anne Baker was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, on 15 July 1843, the eldest daughter of Hannah Hough and her husband, George Baker. The family emigrated from Liverpool on...

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Te Huruhuru

Te Huruhuru (or Huruhuru) of Ngai Tahu was born probably about 1800. He was one of eight children. His father was Nuku and his mother was Te Whakaaro. His hapu were Ngai Te...

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Taranui, Te Pōkiha

Te Pōkiha Taranui belonged to Ngāti Pikiao of Te Arawa, and was descended from Te Tākinga and Hineui. His mother was Te Huruhuru and his father was Taranui. He was born probably...

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Gardner, Maria Louisa

Maria Louisa Gardner was born at Hobsonville, Auckland, on 29 July 1879, one of nine children of Louisa Clark and her husband, John Gardner, a farmer. Later known as Briar, she...

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Harris, John Williams

According to family information John Williams Harris was born in Cornwall, England, in 1808. He joined the Royal Navy while still a boy, although ill health forced him to quit. He...

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Holloway, John Thorpe

John Thorpe Holloway was born at Oxford, in rural North Canterbury, on 15 November 1914, the son of Margaret Brenda North and her husband, John Ernest Holloway, an Anglican vicar...

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Hurle, Leila Agnes Sophie

Leila Agnes Sophie Hurle was born in New Plymouth on 5 June 1901, the second of five children of Isabella Harvey and her husband, John Hurle, a sign-writer. Her education began...

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Kemp, Charlotte

Charlotte and James Kemp were, with other missionaries, the co-founders at Kerikeri of the second Church Missionary Society station in New Zealand. According to family information...

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King, George Augustus

George Augustus King was born at Christchurch, New Zealand, on 3 March 1885, the son of George King, a merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Clifton Wilson. Gus King was educated at...

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Marmon, John

John, commonly known as Jacky, Marmon was born in Sydney, New South Wales, probably on 5 June 1800, although some sources give the year of his birth as 1798 or 1799. He was the...

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Te Houkāmau, Iharaira

Te Houkāmau, of Ngāti Porou, was descended from Te Rangi-i-pāia I, and from Tūwhakairiora and his wife, Ruataupare. His father was Whakataha-te-rangi and his mother Kākahutangohia...

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Thomson, John Bell

John Bell Thomson was baptised on 5 February 1835 at Westminster, London, England. He was the oldest of four children born to Eliza Willcox and her husband, Adam Thomson, an...

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Trent, Leonard Henry

Leonard Henry (registered as Henry Leonard) Trent was born in Nelson on 14 April 1915, the son of Leonard Noel Trent, a dentist, and his wife, Irene Violet Everett. In 1919 the...

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