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  • Arthur James Iles (1870 - 1943)
    Arthur James Iles was born in Omaru on 10 June 1870. He set up a photographic studio in Lawrence, Otago, in 1891, and moved to Thames in 1893. He married Rebecca Elis-- Ripeka Rangi Mahora Ututaonga on...
  • Charles Purnell Parkerson (1878 - 1938)
    Charles Purnell Parkerson by Neil Follett: Details of the attempted flights from UK to Australia (and on to New Zealand) by Charles Purnell Parkerson in de Havilland DH.60G Moth G-AALM, the first attem...
  • Charles Edward Le Grice (1881 - 1957)
    Charles Edward (Ted) Le Grice lived near Okere Falls and worked as a photographer and artist. Known to be active as a photographer in the Rotorua district between 1908-1915. Source: Ted married Lucy ...
  • Dorothy Catherine Wentworth Jenkin (1892 - 1995)
    Dorothy Catherine Wentworth Jenkin (née Venning; 23 October 1892 – 13 April 1995) was a New Zealand watercolorist, botanical illustrator and printmaker. She was a founding member of the Invercargill Ar...
  • Thomas Welch Horton, DSO, DFC & Bar (1919 - 2021)
    Thomas Welch Horton, DSO, DFC & Bar (29 December 1919 – 6 December 2021) was a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) officer, pilot, and combat veteran who served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in a numb...

Kia ora! Welcome. This project is to document the genealogies of notable people who were born in or lived in Aotearoa New Zealand.

New Zealand Premiers, Prime Ministers and Politicians


New Zealand Creative Artists

Creative arts include drama or theater, music, film, creative writing, graphic design, photography and visual arts.



Religious Leaders


Tangata Whenua O Aotearoa - Notable People of Maori Descent

New Zealand Wars

Scientists and Inventors




  • Ivy Amelia Batistich
  • Lyn McConchie, a native of New Zealand, has collaborated with Andre Norton on the Beast Master series.