Edwin, Robert Atherton

Robert Atherton Edwin was born at Camden Town, London, England, on 16 August 1839, the son of Felix Edwin, a commander in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Marianne Atherton. After...

Part of biography: Edwin, Robert Atherton

Mason, Bruce Edward George

Bruce Edward George Mason was born on 28 September 1921 at Wellington, the son of Howard George Mason, a New Zealand-born accountant, and his English wife, Anne March. Bruce...

Part of biography: Mason, Bruce Edward George

Cataldo, Giovanni

Universally known as Johnny or John, Giovanni Cataldo was born at Island Bay, Wellington, on 18 November 1927. He was the fifth child and second son of Francesco Cataldo and his...

Part of biography: Cataldo, Giovanni

Gardiner, Kate

Kate (Katie) Gardiner was born on 21 September 1885 at Wavertree, Lancashire, England, to Frederick Gardiner, a shipowner, and his wife, Alice Evans. Her mountaineering career...

Part of biography: Gardiner, Kate

Douglas, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Douglas was born on 1 July 1840 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the sixth and youngest child of Martha Brook and her husband, James Douglas, an accountant with the...

Part of biography: Douglas, Charles Edward

Kidson, Edward

Edward Kidson was born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, on 12 March 1882, the son of Charles Kidson, a blacksmith, and his wife, Christiana Dore or Oxley. When he was three...

Part of biography: Kidson, Edward

Sissons, Richard

Richard Sissons came to New Zealand in 1866 to join his brother Robert, who was farming at Kamo, near Whangarei. Born at Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, on 17 May 1819,...

Part of biography: Sissons, Richard

Later life

Part of biography: Crump, Barry

Hughes, Robert Clinton

Robert Clinton Hughes was born in Auckland, New Zealand, probably in July 1847, the son of Robert Hughes and his wife, Mary Ann Madden. Around 1850 the family moved to New...

Part of biography: Hughes, Robert Clinton

Adamson, John Angus

John (Jock) Angus Adamson was born at Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand, on 15 August 1865, the son of Peter Adamson, a baker, and his wife, Jane Grinley. Nothing is known of...

Part of biography: Adamson, John Angus

Friberg, Bror Erik

Bror Erik (Eric) Friberg was born at Kristianstad, Sweden, on 6 July 1839, the son of Else Lundgren and Nils Erik Friberg, a farmer. Following his early education he attended a...

Part of biography: Friberg, Bror Erik

Shilling, William

William (Bob) Shilling was born in Boughton, near Faversham, Kent, England, on 5 November 1848, the son of Ellen Lamb and her husband, James Shilling, a sawyer. He joined the...

Part of biography: Shilling, William

Sinclair, John

John Sinclair, the eldest son of Mary Ann Henderson and her husband, John Sinclair, a carpenter, was born in Olrig, Caithness, Scotland, on 18 September 1843. He was educated at...

Part of biography: Sinclair, John

Stace, Helen McRae

Helen McRae Mowat was born on 26 October 1850, the eldest child of Marjory (May) McRae and her husband, Alexander Mowat, a sheepfarmer at Altimarlock station in the Awatere...

Part of biography: Stace, Helen McRae

Thomson, Jane

Jane Coutts was born at Kaiapoi, New Zealand, on 18 May 1858 to Donald Coutts, a farmer, and his wife, Anne Mackay. On 26 December 1879 at Pātea she married John Thomson, a civil...

Part of biography: Thomson, Jane

Brown, Alexander

Alexander Brown was born in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, probably on 23 February 1830, the son of Ellen Graham and her husband, Thomas Brown, a blacksmith. From 1846 to 1854...

Part of biography: Brown, Alexander

Butler, Grace Ellen

Grace Ellen Cumming was born on 23 December 1886 at Richmond Grove, Invercargill, the daughter of Jane Cameron and her husband, William Forbes Cumming, a carter and contractor....

Part of biography: Butler, Grace Ellen

Lawn, John

John Lawn, the third child of Jenefer Webster and her husband, James Lawn, a miner, was born on 4 November 1840 in Gwennap, Cornwall, England. John, his seven brothers and three...

Part of biography: Lawn, John

Marshall, Allan

Allan Marshall was born at Mercer on the Waikato River, New Zealand, probably on 9 November 1851, the son of Charles Marshall, a trader, and his third wife, Tiramate, of Ngāti Pou...

Part of biography: Marshall, Allan

Muir, Nina Catherine

Nina Catherine Howard was born in Dunedin on 20 October 1900, the eldest of six daughters of English emigrant Ernest Henry Howard, a Baptist minister, and his New Zealand-born...

Part of biography: Muir, Nina Catherine

Pages