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Walter Fricker

Walter Fricker

Walter Fricker was born in Somerset, England and came to New Zealand in 1863. He introduced the world’s first airmail postage stamp when he launched a pigeongram service between Great Barrier Island and Auckland in 1897.

David Alexander Hay

David Alexander Hay

Born in Gloucestershire England, Hay was the son of the founder of Montpellier Nurseries and introduced Pinus Radiata to New Zealand. He was an authority on plants and held senior positions in the Auckland Horticulture Society and the New Zealand Institute of Horticulture.

Sir Frank Crossley Mappin

Sir Frank Crossley Mappin

Sir Frank Crossley Mappin was born in England and came to New Zealand in 1908. After trying his hand as a farm cadet and on the North Kaipara gun fields, he bought a 20-acre orchard at Wade (later known as Silverdale).

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