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Notable New Zealanders

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  • Sir William Goodfellow (1880 - 1974)
    William Goodfellow’s acumen, vision and energy contributed significantly to the shape and direction of the New Zealand dairy industry in the twentieth century. One of six children of Thomas Good...
  • William Douglas Goodfellow, OBE (1917 - 2014)
    Businessman and philanthropist William Douglas Goodfellow, once the richest man in New Zealand, has died. The 97-year-old was father to National Party president Peter Goodfellow, and Bruce Goodfellow...
  • Sir Len Southward (1905 - 2004)
    Sir Leonard (Len) Bingley Southward, entrepreneur, engineer, vintage car collector, speed boat racer, 1905-2004. The first person in Australasia to attain 100mph in a speed boat --- Evans Bay 1953. ...
  • Randolph Gordon Ridling, AM (1888 - 1975)
    Randolph Gordon RIDLING, AM New Zealand Rifle Brigade Randolph Ridling was born in 1888, in Auckland. He was educated at Auckland Grammar School and&#...
  • Sgt. Richard Charles Travis, VC DCM MM (1884 - 1918)
    Richard Charles Travis VC DCM MM (6 April 1884 – 25 July 1918) was a New Zealand soldier who fought during the First World War and was posthumously decorated with the Victoria Cross, the highest...

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

Prime Ministers

List of New Zealand Prime Ministers

  1. Henry Sewell (1856-1856)
  2. Sir William Fox (1856-1856)
  3. Sir Edward Stafford (1856-1861; 1865-1869; 1872-1872)
  4. Alfred Domett (1862-1863)
  5. Frederick Whitaker
  6. Frederick Weld
  7. George Waterhouse
  8. Sir Julius Vogel (1873-1875) (1876-1876)
  9. Daniel Pollen
  10. Harry Atkinson
  11. Sir George Grey (1877-1879)
  12. John Hall
  13. Robert Stout
  14. John Ballance
  15. Richard John Seddon (1893-1906)
  16. William Hall-Jones
  17. Joseph Ward
  18. Thomas Mackenzie
  19. William Massey
  20. Francis Bell
  21. Gordon Coates
  22. George Forbes
  23. Michael Joseph Savage (1935-1940)
  24. Peter Fraser
  25. Sidney Holland
  26. Keith Holyoake (1957-1957; 1960-1972)
  27. Water Nash
  28. Jack Marshall
  29. Norman Kirk (1972-1974)
  30. Bill Rowling (1974-1975)
  31. Robert Muldoon (1975-1984)
  32. David Lange (1984-1989)
  33. Sir Geoffrey Palmer (1989-1990)
  34. Mike Moore (1990)
  35. Jim Bolger (1990-1997)
  36. Jenny Shipley (1997-1999)
  37. Helen Clark (1999-2008)
  38. John Key (2008-)

Governors

New Zealand Creative Artists

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

Politicians

Media

Religious Leaders

Athletes

Tangata Whenua O Aotearoa - Notable People of Maori Descent

New Zealand Wars

Scientists and Inventors

Explorers

Entertainment

Literature

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

Feminists

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