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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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Coates, (Joseph) Gordon (1878–1943), prime minister of New Zealand, was born on 3 February 1878 at Ruatuna, just outside Matakohe in Northland, New Zealand, the son of an English father, Edward Coates (1843–1905), and his northern Irish wife, Eleanor Kathleen Aickin (1851–1935). His family gave qualified support to the ...

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Domett, Alfred (1811–1887), writer and premier of New Zealand, was born on 20 May 1811 at Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, Surrey, the sixth of the nine children of Nathaniel Domett, a shipowner, and his wife, Elizabeth Curling. He was educated at Stockwell Park House...

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Grey, Sir George (1812–1898), colonial governor and premier of New Zealand, was born in Lisbon, Portugal, on 14 April 1812 into a genteel English family, a cadet branch of the family of the earls of Stamford. His mother, Elizabeth Anne Grey, née Vignoles...

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Seddon, Richard John (1845–1906), prime minister of New Zealand, was born at School Brow, Eccleston, St Helens, Lancashire, on 22 June 1845. His father was Thomas Seddon, the son of a farmer at Bickerstaffe, near St Helens, and headmaster of Eccleston Hill grammar school...