• Heaphy, Charles

    The multi-faceted Charles Heaphy made quite an impact on colonial New Zealand as an artist, explorer, soldier and colonial administrator. He was the first colonial soldier to win the Victoria Cross.

  • Main image: John Marchant

    John Marchant settled in New Zealand in 1863 and practised as a surveyor in Invercargill. He joined the Department of Lands and became surveyor for Wellington in 1879, a Commissioner of Crown Lands in 1884 and surveyor-general in 1902.