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Robert Cecil Hayes

Robert Cecil Hayes

Robert Cecil Hayes was an astronomer and seismologist who made significant contributions in these fields even without formal qualifications.

James Alexander Pond

James Alexander Pond

James Alexander Pond a noted analytical chemist and specialist in homoeopathic remedies. After immigrating to New Zealand from England, he worked in the Thames goldfields, using his expertise to unmask frauds and to treat the miners. He was known by them as 'The Doctor.'

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.

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