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Top 100 New Zealand History Makers You Probably Don’t Know About

1.Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) – physicist
2. Kate Sheppard – (1847-1934) suffragette
3. Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) – mountaineer and explorer
4. Sir George Grey (1812-1898) – Governor and Premier
5. Michael Joseph Savage (1872-1940) – politician

6. Sir Āpirana Ngata (1874-1950) – Māori politician
7. Hone Heke (c.1807/1808 – 1850) – Māori chief
8. Dr Frederick Truby King (1858-1938) – founder of Plunket Society
9. William Hobson (1792-1842) – co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi
10. Jean Batten (1909–1982) aviatrix

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