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Notable New Zealanders

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  • Kerry Lynne Bishé
    Kerry Lynne Bishé (born May 1, 1984) is a New Zealand-born American actress, known for her lead role as Donna Clark in the AMC television series Halt and Catch Fire. Bishé played the lead/narrator role...
  • Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1962 (1916 - 2004)
    Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins CBE FRS (15 December 1916 – 5 October 2004) was a New Zealand-born English physicist and molecular biologist, and Nobel Laureate whose research contributed to the scienti...
  • Ernest Robert Godward (1869 - 1936)
    Ernest Robert Godward 1869: Born in London. Is a sickly child who begins school at 9. 1881: Sent to prep school but fails first examinations and runs away to sea. Found by the British counsel in...
  • Bernadine Oliver-Kerby
    Bernadine Oliver-Kerby (born 14 June 1971) is a New Zealand broadcaster who formerly co-hosted (until December 2019) the breakfast show alongside Jason Reeves on Coast. She has previously worked as a n...
  • Lachie Oliver-Kerby
    Lachie Oliver-Kerby is a New Zealand actor, voice actor and producer.

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.