Dore, John Benjamin Charles

John Benjamin Charles Dore was born on 29 April 1872 at Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand. He was the third child of James Dore and his wife, Mary Ann Christina Patterson, and had...

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McLean, Ronald James

Best known for his pivotal role in the successful Save Manapouri Campaign, Ronald James McLean was born on 22 January 1914 at Wyndham, Southland, the son of farming parents...

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Hutchins, Leslie

Leslie Hutchins pioneered tourism in Fiordland in the 1950s, before the full potential of New Zealand’s tourist industry was recognised. His venture grew into one of New...

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Hay, Peter Seton

Peter Seton Hay was born in Glasgow, Scotland, probably in 1852 or 1853, the son of Janet (Jessie) Dalziel and her husband, James Johnston Hay, a journeyman engineer. When Peter...

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Salmon, John Tenison

John Salmon was one of the most active New Zealand scientists of the mid-twentieth century. Working as an entomologist at the Dominion Museum and later Victoria University College...

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Turner, Charles William Oakey

Charles William Oakey Turner was born in Cardiff, Wales, on 27 January 1901, the son of William John Turner, a railway inspector, and his wife, Mary Ann Oakey. He won a...

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Davenport, Arthur Egbert

Arthur Egbert Davenport was born in Marton on 17 April 1901, the son of Samuel Johnson Davenport and his wife, Alice Cross. They ran a general store in the town. Arthur attended...

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Hanan, Josiah Ralph

Josiah Ralph Hanan was born in Invercargill on 13 June 1909, the youngest of five sons of draper James Albert Hanan and his wife, Johanna Mary McGill. His uncle, Josiah Alfred...

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Mandeno, Lloyd

Lloyd Mandeno was born on 3 October 1888 at Rangiaowhia, near Te Awamutu, the son of farmer William Henry Mandeno and his wife, Mary Graham Snodgrass. After boarding at St John’s...

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Shand, Thomas Philip

Thomas Philip Shand was born at Ngāpara, North Otago, on 16 April 1911, the son of Gilbert Esme Tressillian Shand and his wife, Constance Kippenberger. His parents, who were both...

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McMillan, David Gervan

David Gervan McMillan was born in New Plymouth on 26 February 1904, the eldest of three children of Annie Gertrude Pearce and her husband, David McMillan, who had a dairy farm...

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Blomfield, Dorothy Constance

Dorothy Constance Christie was born on 2 November 1893 in Wellington, the daughter of Daniel Laurie Christie, a grocer, and his wife, Eva Evelyn Helen Bell. She attended a private...

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Kissel, Frederick Templeton Manheim

Frederick Templeton Manheim Kissel was born at Templeton, Canterbury, on 27 March 1881, the son of Catherine Sutherland, a Scotswoman, and her husband, George Phillip Kissel, a...

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Wilson, Ivon Vernon

Ivon Vernon Wilson was born at Dunedin on 27 November 1885, the son of Elizabeth Christiana Baker and her husband, James Wilson, a brewer. After attending Southland Boys’ High...

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Davidson, Andrew McRae

Andrew McRae Davidson had a distinguished teaching career in Otago and helped shape the social security legislation that was implemented in New Zealand after 1938. Born in...

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De Lany, Dorothy May

Born on 24 March 1908 in Campbelltown (Bluff), Southland, Dorothy May De Lany was the daughter of Mary Josephine Kett and her husband, James Patrick Leo De Lany, a labourer. Her...

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Turner, Francis John

Francis John Turner was born in Auckland on 10 April 1904, the son of Gertrude Kingcome Reid and her husband, Joseph Hurst Turner, a Latin master at Auckland Grammar School. His...

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Chaffey, Annie Selina

Annie and Henry Chaffey were voluntary exiles from ordinary New Zealand society. They became legendary figures to the trampers, geologists, packmen, hunters and miners who...

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Cory-Wright, Silston

Silston Cory-Wright was born at Sigglesthorne Hall, Hornsea, Yorkshire, England, on 22 September 1888, the son of George Henry Cory Wright and his wife, Ellen Green Wade. He was...

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Pollard, George Arthur

George Arthur Pollard was born on 18 January 1863 at Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England. His parents, Catherine Ledward and her husband, James Pollard, a schoolmaster, were '...

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