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  • Adam Porter: a miner who became a ‘self-made man’

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Adam Porter won the accolade of being a ‘self-made man’ because of rising from humble beginnings in Scotland. After arriving in New Zealand, aged 12, and working hard for some years, he joined the South Island gold rushes ...
  • Aihe Pepene

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Sharing the same illustrious whakapapa as his brother Reha Aperahama, Aihe Pepene was prominent when living in the Thames district before settling at Te Aroha in 1878. When speculators tried to acquire the Thames foreshore ...
  • Akuhata Koropango Lipsey

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    The eldest son of George and Ema Lipsey, Augie, as he was known, was most notable, and popular, as a sportsman. A good rugby player in his youth, he later became a keen golfer. As well, he owned and raced horses, an interest ...
  • Akuhata Mokena: Eldest son of Mokena Hou

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Akuhata Mokena was recorded as being the first child of Mokena Hou and Rina. By the early 1860s he was living at the northern boundary of the Aroha Block as well as at Puriri, where he dug kauri gum. From 1857 to 1868 he ...
  • Alexander Mackay: a prospector and miner in Hauraki

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    A Scot, trained as a carpenter, Alexander Mackay was a prospector and miner for most of his life. After fighting in the Waikato War, he went to the new Thames gold field, where he invested in and worked in several mines. ...

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