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Ward, Sir Joseph George, first baronet (1856–1930), entrepreneur and prime minister of New Zealand, was born in Hawke Street, north Melbourne, Australia, on 26 April 1856, the third and last surviving of the ten children born to Irish immigrants William Thomas Ward, a merchant, and his wife, ...

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Whitaker, Sir Frederick (1812–1891), entrepreneur and premier of New Zealand, the eldest son of Frederick Whitaker, deputy lieutenant of Oxfordshire, and his wife, Susanna Humfrey, was born on 23 April 1812 at Manor House, Bampton, Oxfordshire. In 1839, soon after he had qualified as a solicitor, he emigrated to ...