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Sir Harry Albert Atkinson (1831–1892) by unknown photographer, c. 1880 Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa (F-23108-1/2)

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Atkinson, Sir Harry Albert (1831–1892), farmer and premier of New Zealand, was born on 1 November 1831 at Broxton, Cheshire, the fourth son and the seventh of the thirteen children of John Atkinson (1798–1856), an architect and stonemason, and his wife, Elizabeth Smith (...

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McLean, Sir Donald (1820–1877), land commissioner and politician in New Zealand, was born on 25 October 1820 at Kilmaluaig, on Tiree, Inner Hebrides, the third child of John McLean and his wife, Margaret McColl. His father is described as a tacksman, with a large lease from the ...

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Rolleston, William (1831–1903), farmer and politician in New Zealand, was born at Maltby Hall, Yorkshire, on 19 September 1831, the third son and ninth child of George Rolleston (1791–1868), a Church of England clergyman and squire, and Anne Nettleship (d. 1851), the daughter of a well-known family of ...