Karetai

Karetai was the son of Te Ihutakura and Kakatuaheka, and thus was descended from the tribal ancestor Tahu Potiki through Te Ruahikihiki on his father's side and through Tu-te-...

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Prendergast, James

James Prendergast, New Zealand's third chief justice and the first appointed by a New Zealand ministry, was born in London, England, probably on 10 December 1826 and was baptised...

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Te Matakatea, Wiremu Kingi Moki

Te Matakatea was a principal chief of Ngati Haumiti hapu of the Taranaki tribe. Born probably in Taranaki in the early years of the nineteenth century, he was first known as Moki...

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Tiramōrehu, Matiaha

Tiramōrehu was born at Kaiapoi pā, probably early in the nineteenth century, into a high-ranking family of the prominent hapū Ngāi Tūāhuriri of Ngāi Tahu. His father was Kāraki....

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Te Matorohanga, Moihi

Moihi Te Matorohanga, also known as Moihi (or Mohi) Torohanga, was of the major Wairarapa hapu Ngati Moe. His family hapu was Ngati Whakawhena. He was also kin to Ngai Tahu of...

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Hart, Herbert Ernest

Herbert Ernest Hart was born in New Zealand at Taratahi, near Carterton, Wairarapa, on 13 October 1882. He was the son of Mary Ann Reid and her husband, William Hart, a labourer...

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Nihoniho, Matutaera

Matutaera Nihoniho, in his narrative of the fighting on the East Coast, states that he was born on 30 October 1850 at Whareponga, near Waipiro Bay. He belonged to Te Aowera and...

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Nuku-pewapewa

Nuku, said to have been called Nuku-pewapewa because his moko was in the style called pewapewa, was born probably in the late eighteenth century, in Wairarapa. He was descended...

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Potatau, Hemi

Hemi Potatau was born on 20 May 1904 at Te Mimi o Te Hiki, Nuhaka, the ninth of twelve children of Hata Potatau, also known as Tipene, and his wife, Te Raita (Taraita) Rore, also...

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Ross, Ruth Miriam

Ruth Miriam Guscott was born in Wanganui on 1 January 1920, the second child of Aida Doris Mildred Clayton and her husband, Alfred James Guscott, a stock buyer. Although they...

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Stewart, Catherine Campbell

Catherine Campbell Sword was born on 15 August 1881 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Margaret Christina Neilson and her husband, William Baird Sword, a journeyman iron-...

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Tuai

Tuai, of Ngare Raumati in the south-eastern Bay of Islands, was an early cultural intermediary between Māori and Europeans. His short, extraordinary adult life was spent in...

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Broughton, Rangiāhuta Alan Herewini Ruka

Rangiāhuta Alan Herewini Ruka Broughton was born on 21 April 1940 at Whanganui. His father was Ruka Rākei Broughton of Ngāti Hine, a hapū of Ngāti Ruanui; his mother was Rēhia...

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Tenetahi, Rāhui Te Kiri

Rāhui Te Kiri was born at Pākiri, on the east coast of Northland, in 1830 or 1831. Her father was Te Kiri, a chief of Ngāti Wai, and of Te Kawerau and Ngāti Manuhiri hapū of Ngāti...

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Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Tūruki

Te Kooti was born into Ngāti Maru, a hapu of Rongowhakaata, at Pā-o-Kahu, overlooking the Awapuni lagoon in Poverty Bay. According to the traditions he was born in 1814. However,...

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Baker, Frederick

Frederick Baker was born at Whauwhaukauri, Hokianga, on 19 June 1908, the son of John Francis (Frank) Baker and his wife, Jane Robinson. His father was a bushman but subsequently...

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Herries, William Herbert

William Herbert Herries was born on 19 April 1859 in London, England, the son of Herbert Crompton Herries, a barrister, and his wife, Leonora Emma Wickham. His parents both came...

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Murupaenga

Murupaenga, leader of Ngati Rongo, a hapu of Ngati Whatua, was born, according to one calculation, about 1770. His parents were Ahi-wera and Tuaea. In the period of his most...

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Roberts, John Mackintosh

John Mackintosh Roberts was born in India, at Bombay, on 31 December 1840, the first child of Mary Mackintosh and her husband, George Roberts, court keeper to the Supreme Court....

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Te Puoho-o-te-rangi

Te Puoho-o-te-rangi, also known as Te Puoho-ki-te-rangi, Ngarau, and Te Manu, was born possibly in the late eighteenth century, at Poutama, the tribal homeland of Ngati Tama, in...

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