Morton, Katherine Elizabeth

Katherine Elizabeth Morton, better known as Elsie K. Morton, was born on 5 October 1885 in Melrose, Devonport, Auckland, the daughter of William Edmund Morton, an accountant, and...

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Rotohiko Tangonui Haupapa

Rotohiko Tangonui Haupapa was born at Ōhinemutu, Rotorua, possibly in 1836, the year of the battles of Te Tūmū and Mātaipuku, and lived there for most of his life. From time to...

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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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Ayres, Horace Henry

Horace Henry Ayres (Ayers), better known as Harry Herbert Ayres, was born on 31 July 1912 in Christchurch, the son of Ellen Matthews and her husband, Henry Ayres, a gardener,...

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Richdale, Lancelot Eric

Lancelot Eric Richdale was born on 4 January 1900 at Marton, the eldest child of Alfred Richdale and his wife, Amy Stewart. Alfred became associated with Oscar A. Multon and...

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Silverstone, Mark Woolf

Marks Woolf Silverstone was born at Poltusk, Poland, in 1883, the son of Barnet Silverstone, a tailor, and his wife, Esther Gotshank. The Silverstone family settled in London in...

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Barrington, Alphonse John

Alpheus John Barrington was born probably in 1831 or 1832 in Newfoundland, although he sometimes claimed to have been born in Ireland. His parents' names are unknown. He was...

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Twisleton, Francis Morphet

Francis (Frank) Morphet Twisleton was born at Settle in Yorkshire, England, on 17 February 1873. He was the son of Thomas Twisleton, a farmer and businessman, and his wife, Mary...

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Edmond, Lauris Dorothy

Lauris Edmond was 51 when she began to publish poetry, and quickly won attention as a voice that was both mature and fresh. Identified at first with the 1970s upsurge of poetry by...

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Davey, Arthur Henry

Arthur Henry Davey was born in Dunedin on 9 June 1878, the son of Henton Macaulay Davey, an engineer, and his wife, Mary Amy Nash. Educated at Arthur Street School, Dunedin, he...

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Drennan, Alexander

Alexander Drennan was born on 16 December 1899 in Greenock, Scotland, to Flora Wingate and her husband, Alexander Drennan, an engine fitter. He began work in the Clyde shipyards...

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Hilgendorf, Frederick William

Frederick William Hilgendorf was born at Waihola, Otago, New Zealand, on 23 January 1874, the youngest of four children of Elizabeth Benstead and her husband, Charles Augustus...

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Keyworth, Andrew Stanley

Andrew Stanley Keyworth was the younger of twin sons born at Auckland to Herbert Reginald Keyworth, a merchant, and his wife, Olive Rhoda Hathaway, on 2 December 1923. His three...

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Kirk, Harry Borrer

Harry Borrer Kirk was born at Coventry, Warwickshire, England, on 9 March 1859, one of nine children of Sarah Jane Mattocks and her husband, Thomas Kirk, a timber merchant's...

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Macdonald, Thomas Lachlan

Thomas Lachlan Macdonald was born in Invercargill on 14 December 1898, the son of Thomas Forsaith Macdonald, a farmer, and his wife, Margaret Ann Matheson. Tom took great pride in...

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Smithyman, William Kendrick

One of New Zealand’s most prolific and widely published poets, William Kendrick Smithyman was born on 9 October 1922 in Te Kopuru, a milling town near Dargaville, Northland...

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Baxter, Archibald McColl Learmond

Archibald McColl Learmond Baxter was born at Saddle Hill, Otago, New Zealand, on 13 December 1881, one of eight children of John Baxter, a farm labourer, and his wife, Mary McColl...

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Garin, Antoine Marie

Antoine Marie Garin was born on 23 July 1810 at St Rambert-en-Bugey, in the department of Ain, France. He was the son of Joseph Marie Garin, a notary public, and his wife,...

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Howell, John Henry

John Henry Howell was born in Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England, on 31 October 1869, the son of William Mends Howell, a Congregational minister, and his wife, Harriett...

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Karetai

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

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