Maude, Sibylla Emily

Sibylla Emily Maude, known throughout New Zealand as Nurse Maude, was born at Hagley Lodge, Christchurch, New Zealand, on 11 August 1862. Her parents, Thomas William Maude and...

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Morison, Harriet Russell

Harriet Morison was born in Ireland, probably in June 1862 at Magherafelt, County Londonderry, the daughter of Margaret Clark and her husband, James Morison, a master tailor....

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Smith, William Mein

William Mein Smith is said to have been born on 7 September 1799 at Cape Town, South Africa, and was baptised there on 3 October 1799. He was the eldest son of William Proctor...

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FitzRoy, Robert

Robert FitzRoy was born at Ampton Hall, Suffolk, England, on 5 July 1805. Through both parents he was connected with the upper echelons of the aristocracy. His father, Lord...

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Collins, William Whitehouse

William Whitehouse Collins was born at Harborne, Staffordshire, England, on 4 September 1853, the son of Joseph Collins, a die-sinker, and his wife, Elleanor Whitehouse. William...

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Guthrie-Smith, William Herbert

William Herbert Guthrie-Smith was born William Herbert Smith in Scotland, at Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, on 13 March 1862. He was the eldest child of John Guthrie Smith, a...

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Kāmira, Himiona Tūpākihi

Himiona Tūpākihi Kāmira, sometimes known as Tākou, was born in 1880 at Reena in north-western Hokianga. He was to live there, or at Mātihetihe, on the coast south of Mitimiti,...

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Kokoro-Barrett, Hīria

Hīria Kokoro Tiratahi was born, according to family information, on 3 June 1870, possibly at Tuahiwi in Canterbury. Her father was Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Māmoe chief Hēnare Kokoro...

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Peren, Geoffrey Sylvester

Geoffrey Sylvester Peren was born at Streatham, Surrey, England, on 30 November 1892, the son of Ethel Mary Fleming and her husband, Robert Henry Peren. His father came from a...

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Pinepine Te Rika

Pinepine Te Rika was born probably in 1857 or 1858 at Rāhitiroa, an old settlement of Ngāti Kuri just east of Te Waiiti, in the Bay of Plenty. Her father was Te Rika Te Wheura (...

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Tuckett, Frederick

Frederick Tuckett was born at Frenchay, near Bristol, England, on 27 August 1807. He was the fifth and youngest son of Phillip Debell Tuckett, a woollen manufacturer, and his wife...

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Baker, John Holland

John Holland Baker was born on 4 December 1841 at Chilcomb, Hampshire, England, one of 10 children of Catherine Mathias and her husband, Thomas Fielding Baker, an Anglican...

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Kinder, John

John Kinder was born on 17 September 1819 at London, England, the oldest surviving child of Thomas Kinder, a wealthy merchant, and his second wife, Fanny Pickworth. John's...

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Pascoe, John Dobrée

John Dobrée Pascoe was born at Christchurch on 26 September 1908, the elder of twin sons of Effie Denham and her husband, Guy Dobrée Pascoe, a prominent solicitor....

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Tasman, Abel Janszoon

Abel Janszoon Tasman was born, probably in 1602 or 1603, at Lutjegast, Groningen, the United Provinces of the Netherlands (the Dutch Republic). His first wife was Claesgie...

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Carrington, Frederic Alonzo

Frederic Alonzo Carrington was born in Chelmsford, Essex, England, and baptised there on 26 July 1808. He was the third son of Elizabeth Peters and her husband, William Henry...

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Williamson, John

John Williamson was born probably on 25 August 1815 at Newry, County Down, Ireland. His parentage is unknown. Probably educated at one of Newry's three National schools, he...

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Te Horetā

Te Horetā, also known as Te Taniwha, was a leader of Ngāti Whanaunga, one of the Marutūāhu confederation of Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel Peninsula tribes. The names of his parents...

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Crump, Barry

Work and relationships Barry Crump was one of New Zealand’s most popular writers. In total, his novels sold more than a million copies domestically, equating to one book...

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Te Rata Mahuta Pōtatau Te Wherowhero

Te Rata Mahuta was the fourth leader of the Māori King movement. He inherited many of the leadership qualities of his predecessors, with the added support of 50 years of...

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