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Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui MP (b. - 1898)

Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui (died 15 April 1898) was Māori military commander and noted ally of the government forces during the New Zealand Wars. First known as Te Rangihiwinui, he was later known...

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William Alfred Butt MP (1843 - 1915)

W A Butt had 2 wives Te Reita Huikorae & Raiha Rangikawhiti Eliza Rogers the children of the 1st marriage are Willliam Havelock Te Rupe, Florence Muriel, Elizabeth Tereita, Louisa Theresa & Alfred Te R...

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Richard Trust (deceased)

24 October 1863 The Kennedy farm at Whitford is raided by Maori insurgents. Eight-year-old Richard and eleven-year-old Nicholas Trust, sons of the farm manager, Ambrose Trust (who is absent), are shot ...

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Nicholas Trust (deceased)

24 October 1863 The Kennedy farm at Whitford is raided by Maori insurgents. Eight-year-old Richard and eleven-year-old Nicholas Trust, sons of the farm manager, Ambrose Trust (who is absent), are shot ...

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Thomas Bartlett (deceased)

Thomas Bartlett, a son of Takotohiwi and William Bartlett, was a private in the 3rd Waikato regiment, with whom he was involved in the pursuit of Kereopa. Source: Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriag...

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Thomas Shenton Woolf MP (1834 - 1916)

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James McGivern (c.1815 - 1890)

Came to New Zealand with the 68th regiment to fight in the maori wars

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Charles Fincham MP (1840 - 1920)

No. 368.—Petition of Charles Fincham, of New Plymouth. Praying for compensation for military services rendered as a member of the Taranaki Military Settlers.

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Alfred Valentine Harrison (1837 - 1929)

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John Edmund Sarten MP (1838 - 1860)

John Edmund Sarten had the somewhat dubious distinction of becoming the first official fatality of the Taranaki War when as a member of the mounted volunteers he died from wounds received during the as...

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Martin Stagpoole (c.1835 - d.)

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Bartholomew Stagpoole (c.1830 - 1890)

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Dudley Stagpoole MP (1838 - 1911)

Dudley Stagpoole VC DCM (1838 – 1 August 1911), born in Killunan, County Galway he was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face ...

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Major Charles Heaphy MP (1821 - 1881)

Major Charles Heaphy VC (1821 – 3 August 1881) was a New Zealand explorer and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious military award for gallantry in the face of the ...

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John Thornton Down MP (1842 - 1866)

British Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. He served as a Ensign in The 57th Regiment, Middlesex Regiment. He was awarded his medal for service at Pontoko, New Zealand, on October 2, 1863.

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Ephraim Coad MP (1818 - 1860)

Passenger on the Essex to New Pymouth 1843 On tho 20th, Ephraim Coad, an old settler, while proceeding from the wreck towards town, was shot dead on the beach near the mouth of the Henui by an ambusc...

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Charles Edgecombe MP (1843 - 1920)

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Charles Brown (1820 - 1901)

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Colonel John Ellis (deceased)

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Edmund Sarten MP (1817 - 1860)

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Edward Moyle MP (1819 - 1898)

Edward was sworn in as a Sergeant of the Taranaki Militia in 1855 and fought in the Battle of Waireka. Residence : 1841 -  Meneage Street, Helston, Helston, Cornwall, England

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Paul Inch MP (1803 - 1877)

Arrived on the William Bryan 1841. Paul Inch served in the Land Wars and was wounded in the breast at the battle of Waireka. Paul Inch, who arrived in Taranaki with Mr Chilman in the William Bryan ...

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Te Rongo (deceased)

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Te Rangihaeata MP (c.1780 - 1855)

Te Rangihaeata ? - 1855 Ngati Toa leader, warrior Te Rangihaeata, born probably in the 1780s in the Kawhia district, was a leader of Ngati Toa. His hapu included Ngati Kimihia to which he was kin...

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Henry Despard (c.1784 - 1859)

Henry Despard, who commanded British forces in the northern war in New Zealand in the 1840s, was born probably in 1784 or 1785. His military family had Huguenot and Irish connections. His father was Ca...

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Te Rauparaha (c.1760 - 1849)

Te Rauparaha was the son of Werawera, of Ngati Toa, and his second wife, Parekowhatu (Parekohatu), of Ngati Raukawa. He is said to have been a boy when Captain James Cook was in New Zealand. If so, it ...

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Captain Arthur Wakefield MP (1799 - 1843)

Captain Arthur Wakefield (19 November 1799 – 17 June 1843) was the second brother of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, founder of the New Zealand Company.

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Te Ruki Kawiti (c.1774 - 1854)

Te Ruki Kawiti (1770s–1854) was a prominent Māori rangatira (chief). He and Hone Heke successfully fought the British in the Flagstaff War in 1845–46. Descended from Nukutawhiti ...

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Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky MP (1828 - 1868)

Gustavus von Tempsky From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Major Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky (15 February 1828 - 7 September 1868) was a Prussian adventurer, artist, newspaper correspondent and ...

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Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki MP (1832 - 1891)

On November 10, 1868, Te Kooti and his followers attacked the township of Matawhero on the outskirts of Gisborne. Some 54 people were slaughtered, including women and children. The dead included 22 loc...

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Rewi Manga Maniapoto MP (1807 - 1894)

Rewi Manga Maniapoto (1807–1894) was a Ngāti Maniapoto chief who led rebel Kingitanga forces during the New Zealand government Invasion of Waikato during the New Zealand Wars.

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Tāmati Wāka Nene (1785 - 1871)

Nene was born probably in the 1780s. He was the second son of Tapua, leader and tohunga of Ngati Hao of Hokianga, and the younger brother of Patuone, the inheritor of their father's mana. By descent an...

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Hone Heke MP (1807 - c.1850)

Hone Heke Hone Wiremu Heke Pokai (1807? - August 6, 1850) was a Māori rangatira (chief) and war leader in Northern New Zealand. He is considered the principal instigator of the Flagstaff War. ...

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Sir George Grey MP (1812 - 1898)

Sir George Grey, KCB (14 April 1812 – 19 September 1898) was a soldier, explorer, Governor of South Australia, twice Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Cape Colony (South Africa), the 11th P...

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Maj. General Sir Duncan Alexander Cameron (1808 - 1888)

General Sir Duncan Alexander Cameron GCB (20 May 1808 – 8 June 1888) was the Commander of the British Imperial Forces stationed in New Zealand during the middle phase of the New Zealand Land...

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