Spencer, Anna Elizabeth Jerome

Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer, known to her friends as Bessie, was born in Napier on 16 November 1872, the third child and eldest daughter of Anna Heatly and her husband, William...

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Tāraia Ngākuti Te Tumuhuia

Tāraia Ngākuti, sometimes also known as Te Tumuhuia, was born in the late eighteenth century. He was the son of Te Kaharunga and of Rewa, daughter of Te Rangitūmamao. His mana...

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Aves, Isabel Annie

Isabel Annie Michaelsen was born on 18 March 1887 in Waipawa, Hawke's Bay. Her early family life was marred by tragedy. Her father, Harald Michaelsen, a Danish clerk, committed...

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Barrett, Richard

Richard (Dicky) Barrett's date and place of birth, and his parents' names, are unknown. It is possible that he was born in Durham or London, in England. His colourful,...

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Begg, Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell Begg was born on 11 April 1886 in Dunedin, the son of Katherine Clarke and her husband, Alexander Campbell Begg, an accountant. He attended Kaikorai School, and...

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Blake, Geoffrey

The son of Fanny Leatry and her husband, Thomas Naish Blake, a brewer, Geoffrey Blake was born on 16 September 1882 at Bramley House, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England. He attended...

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Phipps, Peter

Peter Phipps was born in Sydney on 7 December 1908, the son of Fanny Josephine Seymour (née McOwen), who had married Claude Hamilton Seymour in Christchurch on 9 September 1908....

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Raukawa, Te Mete

Te Mete Raukawa of Ngāti Hangarau, a section of Ngāti Ranginui, was born at Bethlehem, Tauranga, probably in 1836 or 1837. He was the elder son of Simpson (Simson) Smith, a...

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Tautari, Hemi

Hemi (James) Tautari was born, probably in 1814 or 1815, at Paihia in the Bay of Islands. His father may have been Te Koki, the principal chief of Nga Puhi at Paihia and brother...

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Tucker, William Henry Terry

William Henry Terry Tucker was born at Auckland, New Zealand, on 5 January 1843, the son of Elizabeth Howell and her husband, Henry Tucker, colonial storekeeper and former...

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Waugh, Brian Kynaston

Born at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, on 26 September 1922, Brian Kynaston Waugh was the second of two sons of Helen Elizabeth Caudle and her husband, Walter Waugh, an...

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Willis, Lizzie Ida Grace

Lizzie Ida Grace Willis was born in Wellington on 29 December 1881, one of 13 children of Alexander James Willis, secretary to cabinet and clerk of the Executive Council, and his...

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Taylor, Henry Gordon

Born at Foster, Victoria, Australia, on 12 March 1908, Henry Gordon Taylor was the son of William Taylor, a farmer, and his wife, Isabella Elizabeth Oliver Bremner. When Henry...

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Mair, Gilbert

Gilbert Mair is said to have been born at Whāngārei, New Zealand, on 10 January 1843, the eighth of twelve children of Elizabeth Gilbert Puckey and her husband, Gilbert Mair, a...

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Te Wherowhero, Pōtatau

Te Wherowhero was born in Waikato towards the end of the eighteenth century. He was the eldest son of a Waikato warrior chief, Te Rauangaanga, and Parengāope of Ngāti Koura. He...

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Finnie, Jessie

Jessie Finnie was one of a large number of prostitutes who worked in Auckland, New Zealand, in the 1850s and 1860s. She was born in Scotland in 1821 or 1822. Her exact place of...

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Meikle, John James

John James Meikle was born in Linlithgow, Scotland, probably in 1844 or 1845, the son of John Meikle, a general labourer, and his wife, Jannet Jamieson. Nothing is known of...

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Meldrum, William

William Meldrum was born into a comfortably off farming family at Whangarei, New Zealand, on 28 July 1865, the son of Margaret Barr and her husband, Alexander Lewis Meldrum....

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Pitini-Morera, Hariata Whakatau

Hariata Whakatau Pitini-Morera was the most important leader of Ngati Kuri, a founding hapu of Ngai Tahu in the South Island. She was born at Little River, Banks Peninsula,...

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Terry, Edward Lionel

In 1905 the New Zealand public was startled by the calculated murder of an elderly Chinese in Haining Street, Wellington. Joe Kum Yung was killed by Lionel Terry, a young...

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