Michael Parekowhai
Michael Te Rakato Parekowhai (born Porirua, 1968) is a New Zealand sculptor, of Nga Ariki, Ngati Whakarongo and European descent.Parekowhai was awarded an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award...
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Richard Nunns
Richard Nunns QSM (born 1945) is a Māori traditional instrumentalist of Pākehā heritage. He is particularly known for playing the Taonga pūoro and his collaboration with fellow Māori instrumentalist H...
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James Hector
Sir James Hector KCMG (16 March 1834 – 6 November 1907) was a Scottish geologist, naturalist, and surgeon who accompanied the Palliser Expedition as a surgeon and geologist. He went on to have a lengt...
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Erenora Puketapu-Hetet
Erenora Puketapu-Hetet ONZM JP (1941 – 22 July 2006) was a noted New Zealand weaver and author. She was a key figure in the Māori cultural renaissance and helped lift Māori weaving from a c...
Melvin Day
Melvin "Pat" Day, CNZM (born 30 June 1923) is a New Zealand artist and art historian.Day was born in Hamilton, New Zealand. At the age of eleven, Day began Saturday morning classes at Elam School of ...
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Te Aue Takotoroa Davis
Te Aue Takotoroa Davis OBE (1 September 1925 – 28 November 2010) was a key figure in the Māori renaissance in the field of weaving. Born and raised near her ancestral marae Tokikapu in Waitomo, of Nga...
Harold Beauchamp
Sir Harold Beauchamp (15 November 1858 – 5 October 1938) was a New Zealand banker, and is remembered as the father of author Katherine Mansfield.
Born in Ararat, Victoria, Australia on 15 November...
Richard Dell
Richard Kenneth Dell QSO (11 July 1920 – 6 March 2002) was a New Zealand malacologist.
Dell was born in Auckland in 1920. As a young boy, he took an interest in shells, collecting them from the sh...
Bob Harvey (mayor)
Sir Robert Anster "Bob" Harvey KNZM QSO (born 24 November 1940) was the mayor of Waitakere City, one of four cities and three districts which until 2010 administered the Auckland urban area in Ne...
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Andrew Drummond (artist)
Andrew Drummond is a New Zealand painter and sculptor. Born in 1951 in Nelson, New Zealand, he attended University of Waterloo in Canada, graduating in 1976. He was a Frances Hodgkins Fellow in 1980...
Elsdon Best
Elsdon Best (30 June 1856 – 9 September 1931) was an ethnographer who made important contributions to the study of the Māori of New Zealand.
Elsdon Best was born 30 June 1856 at Tawa Flat, New Ze...
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Tony Mackle
Tony Mackle (born 1946), MA Art History (Auck), Diploma in Archives Administration is a New Zealand Art historian, curator, and author with his specialist areas of knowledge and expertise being New Ze...
John Britten
John Kenton Britten (1 August 1950 – 5 September 1995) was a New Zealand mechanical engineer who designed a world-record-setting motorcycle with innovative features and materials.
John Brit...
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Len Lye
Leonard Charles Huia "Len" Lye (/laɪ/; 5 July 1901 – 15 May 1980), was a Christchurch, New Zealand-born artist known primarily for his experimental films and kinetic sculpture. His films are hel...
Sybil Andrews
Sybil Andrews (19 April 1898 – 21 December 1992) was an English printmaker best known for her modernist linocuts.
Born Sybal Andrews in Bury St Edmunds, Andrews was unable to attend art scho...
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Gareth Farr
Gareth Vincent Farr, ONZM (born 29 February 1968) is a New Zealand composer and percussionist. He has released a number of classical CDs and composed a number of works performed by the New Zealand Sym...
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Gaylene Preston
Gaylene Preston, ONZM (born 1 June 1947) is a New Zealand film maker with a particular interest in documentary films.
Her first film was All The Way Up There. As a producer she has contributed to ...
Robert Alexander Falla
Sir Robert Alexander Falla (21 July 1901 – 23 February 1979) was a New Zealand museum administrator and ornithologist.He was assistant zoologist with the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic ...
Bill Rowling
Sir Wallace Edward Rowling, KCMG PC (15 November 1927 – 31 October 1995), often known as Bill Rowling, was the 30th Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was in office for just over a year, having b...
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Brian Brake
John Brian Brake OBE (27 June 1927 – 4 August 1988) was a New Zealand photographer.
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Brake was the adopted son of John Samuel Brake and his wife Jennie Brake (née C...
Walter Crane
Walter Crane (Liverpool 15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915 Horsham) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children’s b...
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Shona Rapira Davies
Shona Rapira Davies (born 1951) is a Great Barrier Island-based sculptor and painter of Ngati Wai Māori descent. She first studied at the Auckland College of Education, majoring in art, and later in ...
Paratene Matchitt
Paratene Matchitt (born 1933) is a New Zealand sculptor and painter. He is known for combining traditional Māori art forms with those of modernist art. His work also references events from New Zealand...
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Rita Angus
Rita Angus (12 March 1908 – 25 January 1970), known as Rita McKenzie after 1941, was a New Zealand painter. Along with Colin McCahon and Toss Woollaston, she is credited as one of the leading figures ...
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James Walter Chapman-Taylor
James Walter Chapman-Taylor (24 June 1878 – 25 October 1958) was one of New Zealandʼs most important domestic architects of his time, bringing the Arts and Crafts Movement to New Zealand houses he des...
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Third Labour Government of New Zealand
The Third Labour Government of New Zealand was the government of New Zealand from 1972 to 1975. During its time in office, it carried out a wide range of reforms in areas such as overseas trade, farmi...
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Barry Brickell
Barry Brickell, OBE, (born 26 October 1935) is a New Zealand potter, writer, conservationist and founder of Driving Creek Railway.
Born in New Plymouth in 1935, Ian Barry Brickell's family soon mo...
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Rosalie Gascoigne
Rosalie Gascoigne AM (25 January 1917 – 23 October 1999) was a New Zealander-Australian sculptor. She showed at the Venice Biennale in 1982, becoming the first female artist to represen...