Tinker, Ronald Arthur

Ronald Arthur Tinker was born at Christchurch on 13 April 1913, the son of Australian-born parents Harry Albert Tinker, a veterinary dentist, and his wife, Millicent Elizabeth...

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Te Rangitahau

Te Rangitahau, often known as Tahau, was born probably in the late 1820s or early 1830s near Opepe, 10 miles south-east of Tapuaeharuru (Taupo). His descent was from Ngati...

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Tama-i-parea, Aperahama

Aperahama Tama-i-parea was by the 1850s the principal chief of Nga Rauru of the Waitotara Valley in South Taranaki. Born in the early nineteenth century, he was a youth in 1822...

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Turoa, Te Peehi

Te Peehi Turoa, who was also known as Te Rakau-a-Peehi Turoa Papa-i-ouru, was born some time in the later eighteenth century. His father was Te Hitaua, the son of Tukai-ora; his...

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Te Mamaku, Hemi Topine

Te Mamaku, a chief of Ngati Haua-te-rangi, was born probably in the late eighteenth century, at Makakote, near the junction of the Wanganui and Retaruke rivers. His father was Te...

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Luckie, David Mitchell

David Luckie (Mitchell was added later) was born in Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, on 5 October 1827, the son of Thomas Luckie, a merchant, and his wife, Mary Mitchell. He was...

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Poutama, Te Manihera

Poutama, of Tangahoe hapu of Ngati Ruanui, was born in South Taranaki, probably early in the nineteenth century. He was captured during a Waikato raid and taken to Mau-inaina pa...

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Winstone, Jane

Jane Winstone was born at Wanganui on 24 September 1912, the daughter of Lina Storme Clapham and her husband, Arthur George Winstone, a chemist. The eldest of three sisters, she...

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Kohere, Henare Mokena

Henare Mokena Kohere was born on 10 March 1880 at Te Araroa, East Cape. He was the fourth child of Hone Hiki Kohere and his wife Henarata Pereto (Bristow) of Ngati Porou. Henare...

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Te Whakataupuka

Te Whakataupuka of Ngai Tahu was born probably in Murihiku (the southern part of the South Island), late in the eighteenth century. His Ngai Tahu grandfather, Te Hau-tapunui-o-Tu...

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Chapman-Taylor, James Walter

James Walter Chapman Taylor was born in London, England, on 24 June 1878, the son of Theodore Chapman Taylor and his wife, Ada Thomas. Theodore was an agricultural graduate and...

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Lucas, Frederick John

Frederick John Lucas was born at Dunedin on 18 August 1915, the second child of Ethel Jean Smith and her husband, Charles Frederick Lucas, a farmer. He attended Tuapeka Mouth...

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Te Kere Ngatai-e-rua

Te Kere Ngatai-e-rua, also known as Te Kere Te Huaki, was the son of Putere and her husband, Te Huaki; the date of his birth is uncertain. He became a peacemaker and healer with...

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Te Popo, Hira

Hira Te Popo was the only son of Tane Whirinaki. No record of his mother's name has been found. He was born into Te Whakatohea of Opotiki, a tribe which was trying to recover...

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Te Kahui Kararehe, Wiremu

Te Kahui Kararehe lived at a time when Maori–Pakeha relations in Taranaki were at their most critical. Born on 14 January 1846 at Te Ahoroa pa, Punga-ereere, he was the eldest...

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Tohi Te Ururangi

Tohi Te Ururangi was a renowned warrior and leader of Ngati Whakaue section of Te Arawa. He was born probably in the early nineteenth century. Through his father, Te Piere II, he...

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Pomare II

Pomare II, known as Whiria as a young man, was born in the latter part of the eighteenth century. He lived in the southern Bay of Islands, in the territory of Ngati Manu, of Nga...

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Te Ahiko, Raniera

Raniera Te Ahiko was born in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century at Taumata-o-he pa near the junction of the Mangatahi Stream and the Ngaruroro River in Hawke's Bay....

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Tupaea, Hori Kingi

Tupaea of Te Whanau-a-Tauwhao hapu of Ngai Te Rangi was born probably at Tauranga. He was the son of Te Waru and his wife, Hine Te Oro. He could trace his ancestry to Toroa of...

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Later career

In 1985 Hillary joined astronaut Neil Armstrong on a flight to the North Pole, making him the first person to have reached both poles and the summit of Everest. Ambassador to...

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