Christopher Louis Maling NZC

Christopher Maling was born around 1841 and came to New Zealand on the Martha Ridgeway when about 1 month old with his parents and sister Elizabeth. On 17 June 1843, his father Thomas Audros Maling, Chief Constable at Nelson, was killed in the Wairau Incident. Their...

Charles Heaphy VC

Charles Heaphy was born in London, England, probably in 1820, the youngest of five children. His father, Thomas Heaphy, was a professional watercolourist. Charles left home shortly after his father’s death in 1835, and in 1837 he entered the Royal Academy, and...