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George Stoddart Whitmore was born on 30 May 1829 in Malta, the son of George St Vincent Whitmore and his wife, Isabella Maxwell Stoddart. His father was a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers stationed at...

2/23/2015 9/23/2016

Walter Edward Gudgeon (1841 - 1920)

Armed Constabulary (New Zealand). Walter Edward Gudgeon by David Green , first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Volume 2, 1993). Walter Edward Gudgeon was born in London, Engla...

3/2/2009 9/15/2016

Hākaraia Māhika (c.1814 - 1870)

Hākaraia Māhika was a Waitaha leader and prophet (poropiti), blending Christian philosophies with Māori teachings. He led warriors during the battles of Gate Pā at Pukehinah...

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

John Murray, VC (1837 - 1911)

Rank: Sergeant Unit: 68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry) Battles/wars: Crimean War & New Zealand Wars. Sergeant John Murray of the 68th Regiment. Sergeant Murray received his ‘for ...

6/10/2016 6/10/2016

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel. Commands held: 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot (1975–78). Battles/wars: Crimean War & New Zealand Wars. Medals: Victoria Cross, Crimea War Medal 1854-1856, New Ze...

6/10/2016 6/10/2016

George Eliot Eliott (1817 - 1901)

In 1841 the Treaty of Waitangi was saved by Records Clerk George Eliot Eliott (1817-1901) who awoke one morning to see the government offices in Auckland on fire: "I could not see for smoke... The room...

4/28/2009 6/5/2016

Edmund James Morgan MP (1841 - 1912)

MR. EDMUND JAMES MORGAN, of “Oakleigh,” Kaimata road, Inglewood, a well known colonist, is a native of Gillingham, Dorsetshire, England, where he was born in the year 1841, and brought up...

11/8/2008 6/4/2016

Asher Asher (1822 - 1899)

Asher Asher arrived in New Zealand in 1842. He was involved with fire fighting in Auckland, moving to Tauranga in 1877 where he served as a Tauranga Borough Councillor and honorary Fire Inspector for t...

8/18/2007 5/26/2016

On the eve of the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864, British officers gathered for dinner at The Elms. Assistant Surgeon William George Nicholas Manley (1831-1901) was the only ...

5/17/2016 5/17/2016

Hineiturama Tapsell (1818 - 1864)

Philip married again in 1840 to Hineiturama Ngatiki (1818-1864), said to be an eighth descendant of Hinemoa and Tutanekai. They had six children together (the descendants are often called the Children ...

5/19/2010 5/13/2016

Ihakara Koikoi (c.1845 - 1864)

Ihakara Koikoi was the first person killed during the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864. Biography: Ihakara was the first person killed at the start of the Battle of Gate P&#x...

5/9/2016 5/9/2016

Te Rauhea Paraone Koikoi (1828 - 1874)

Fought at the Battles of Gate Pa at Pukehinahina and Te Ranga in 1864. Source: Biography: Prior to the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864, Ihakara's father organised the safe...

5/9/2016 5/9/2016

Ewa Hooper (1839 - 1864)

"Eve", "Eva"

Hineiturama and Tapsell separated and she went to the Waikato to visit her daughter Ewa and husband Dr Hooper who were providing medical services at Orakau. Hineiturama took a new husband, called Ropat...

11/13/2013 5/7/2016

Ropata (b. - 1864)

Hineiturama and Tapsell separated and she went to the Waikato to visit her daughter Ewa and husband Dr Hooper who were providing medical services at Orakau. Hineiturama took a new husband, called Ropat...

5/7/2016 5/7/2016

Samuel Mitchell (1841 - 1894)

"Sam"

Captain of the Foretop (Warrant Officer) Samuel Mitchell participated in the Battle of Gate Pā (Pukehinahina) on 29 April 1864. He carried mortally wounded Commander Edward Hay from the battlefi...

10/8/2009 5/2/2016

Gilbert Mair, Capt (1843 - 1923)

"Te Kooti's Nemesis"

Gilbert Mair was born on his father's farm 'Deveron' in Whangarei on 10 January 1843 to Gilbert (1799-1859) and Elizabeth Mair (1809-1870) (nee Puckey) who married in New South Wales, Australia, on 12 ...

4/12/2015 5/1/2016

David Hall (c.1853 - 1917)

The story of Te Auetu and David Hall. Te Auetu Koikoi was a young girl of Ngāi Tamarāwaho and Wairoa who rescued three wounded British soldiers in the aftermath of the Battle of Gate Pa a...

4/30/2016 4/30/2016

Te Auetu Koikoi (deceased)

"Charlotte"

The story of Te Auetu and David Hall. Te Auetu Koikoi was a young girl of Ngāi Tamarāwaho and Wairoa who rescued three wounded British soldiers in the aftermath of the Battle of Gate Pa a...

4/30/2016 4/30/2016

Te Rauhea Paraone Koikoi (1828 - 1874)

"Paraone Koikoi"

During the Battle of Gate Pa at Pukehinahina Ngāi Tamarāwaho fought under their chief Paraone Koikoi. Paraone was born in Tauranga in 1828. He married Matatu Monotahuna (1824-1896). On 9 ...

1/18/2012 4/30/2016

Ihakara Koikoi (b. - 1864)

Ihakara Koikoi was the first person killed at the start of the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864. Hori Ngatai reported later that; The cannonade that morning began just as we we...

4/30/2016 4/30/2016

Taiaho Hōri Ngātai (c.1832 - 1912)

"Hori Ngatai"

Biography Source: Ngāi Te Rangi chief Taiaho Hōri Ngātai was a veteran of the wars in the Waikato and the battles at Gate Pā (Pukehinahina) and Te Ranga in 1864. He was ...

1/9/2011 4/30/2016

Lt.-Gen. Sir Fiennes Middleton Colvile gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.)...

8/12/2009 4/29/2016

Hēnare Wiremu Taratoa MP (c.1830 - 1864)

Ngāi Te Rangi leader Hēnare Wiremu Taratoa (c1830-1864) was a key figure in the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864. Biography by Debbie McCauley Ngāi Te Ra...

7/6/2012 4/29/2016

Captain John Fane Charles Hamilton (1820-1864) was killed during the Battle of Gate Pā (Pukehinahina), 29 April 1864. His cousin Robert Thomas Francis Hamilton (1835-1864) was also killed during...

4/29/2016 4/29/2016

Andrew Hamilton Russell MP (1811 - 1900)

Early settler and Minister of the Crown. Andrew Hamilton Russell was born in 1811, the third and posthumous son of Captain Andrew Hamilton Russell of the 28th Regiment, who took part in the Battle of...

7/9/2009 4/28/2016

Pōtātau Te Wherowhero MP (c.1800 - 1860)

"Potatau Te Wherowhero"

Te Wherowhero was born in Waikato towards the end of the eighteenth century. He was the eldest son of a Waikato warrior chief, Te Rau-anga-anga, and Parengaope of Ngati Koura. He belonged to the senior...

7/27/2007 11/28/2015

Rt. Hon. Sir John Eldon Gorst (1835 - 1916)

"Jack"

Wikipedia contributors. " John Eldon Gorst ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

3/23/2012 11/28/2015

Martin Krippner, Captain (1817 - 1894)

9/29/2008 11/28/2015

Ebenezer Hamlin, MP (1844 - 1900)

Ebenezer Hamlin (1844 – 4 June 1900) was a Member of Parliament in New Zealand, and an independent conservative. He was born in Orua on the Manukau Harbour to the Rev James Hamlin, a missionary ...

4/28/2013 9/7/2015

Patrick Maher (c.1830 - 1883)

The jury came to the unanimous conclusion that deceased, Patrick Maher, came by his death by the capsizing of a whaleboat, and was accidently drowned. The unfortunate deceased had served his Queen an...

11/10/2011 4/3/2015

Lt-Col Cyprian Bridge (1807 - 1885)

Appointed as major of the 58th Regiment, Cyprian Bridge arrived in New Zealand in 1845 from the United Kingdom, later leaving with the regiment in 1858. Along with comrade and military artist Lance Ser...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

Charles Sommerville (b. - 1863)

Sergeant C. Sommerville, of the 65th Regiment came to New Zealand in 1846 and fought in the New Zealand Wars (Māori Wars) at the Bay of Islands, at Pahautanui, and Horokiwi. He left the service ...

3/29/2015 3/31/2015

John Nimrod Soffe (1859 - 1927)

Served in the New Zealand Wars. : Born: 25 Sep 1859, Golden Hill, Shropshire, England Marriage: Mary Ann Howard on 16 Mar 1885 in Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand Died: 1 Jun 1927, Waitara, Taran...

12/12/2010 3/31/2015

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...

3/23/2013 3/22/2014

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...

3/14/2014 3/14/2014

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 ...

9/17/2013 9/19/2013

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 ...

9/17/2013 9/19/2013

Thomas Bartlett (1850 - 1935)

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...

8/18/2010 5/27/2013

Thomas Shenton Woolf MP (1834 - 1916)

5/21/2013 5/21/2013

James McGivern MP (c.1815 - 1890)

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

2/11/2013 5/19/2013

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.

11/26/2008 4/26/2013

1/19/2009 4/24/2013

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...

10/9/2012 4/24/2013

Martin Stagpoole (c.1835 - d.)

Martin enlisted in the 57th regiment of Foot on 15 November 1851 and served in Crimea and in New Zealand. Records show that Martin was wounded in Crimea and in New Zealand during his serivce as a Priva...

2/23/2013 2/23/2013

Bartholomew Stagpoole (c.1830 - 1890)

Attested for 57th Regiment of foot Jan 1848 at Loughrea Galway Ireland No. 2189 Medals: Crimea Medal(1854-56) with three clasps Sebastopol, Inkermann & Balaklava, New Zealand Medal(1861-1866), Army L...

1/30/2012 2/23/2013

Dudley Stagpoole VC DCM MP (c.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 ...

2/23/2013 2/23/2013

Major Charles Heaphy, VC 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 ...

2/23/2013 2/23/2013

John Thornton Down VC 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 Poutoko, New Zealand, on October 2, 1863. John ...

2/23/2013 2/23/2013

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...

1/4/2013 1/4/2013

Charles Edgecombe MP (1843 - 1920)

10/6/2012 10/26/2012

Charles Brown (1820 - 1901)

Charles Brown (1820–1901) was a New Zealand politician from the Taranaki area. Aged 17, Brown junior emigrated on the Amelia Thompson, the first settler ship of the Plymouth Company, arriving ...

10/20/2012 10/20/2012

Colonel John Ellis (deceased)

10/13/2012 10/13/2012

Edmund Sarten MP (1817 - 1860)

10/5/2012 10/12/2012

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

4/5/2011 10/6/2012

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 ...

5/12/2007 10/6/2012

Te Rongo (deceased)

5/26/2010 6/2/2012

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...

1/27/2009 6/2/2012

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...

6/2/2012 6/2/2012

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 ...

1/27/2009 6/2/2012

Arthur Wakefield, Capt. RN 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. Wakefield resigned from the royal Navy in 1841 to join th...

3/27/2010 6/2/2012

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 ...

5/15/2010 6/2/2012

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 ...

11/11/2010 6/2/2012

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...

7/16/2011 6/2/2012

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.

12/12/2010 6/2/2012

Tamati Waka nene (1785 - 1871)

"Nene", "nene"

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...

1/2/2010 6/2/2012

Hōne Heke MP (c.1807 - 1850)

"Hōne Wiremu Heke Pōkai"

Hōne Wiremu Heke Pōkai (c1807 - 6 August 1850) was a Māori rangatira (chief) and war leader in Northern New Zealand. He is considered the principal instigator of the Flagstaff War....

5/1/2009 6/2/2012

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 Pre...

2/18/2009 6/2/2012

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 La...

8/12/2009 6/2/2012