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Buck, Peter, Sir

Born: 1877 AD
Died: 1951 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Administrator, Anthropologist

1877 – Born in Urenui, New Zealand on October.

1892 – He moved with his father to the Wairarapa.

1896 – He started attending Te Aute College, a school that produced many M ori leaders of the time.

1899 – He was named dux and passed a medical examination, entitling him to attend the University of Otago Medical School.

1900-1903 – He also excelled in sport, becoming national long jump champion.

1904 – He completed his MB and ChB and an MD six years later.

1905, he married Irish-born Margaret Wilson.

         – In November, Buck was appointed as a medical officer to the M ori, working under Maui Pomare.

1909 – Hone Heke Ngapua, Member of Parliament for Northern M ori died suddenly.

         – Buck was singled out by Native Minister James Carroll to be his replacement.

1915 – Buck joined this contingent as medical officer, travelling to the Middle East.

1918 – He later saw action in France and Belgium, before being posted to the No 3 New Zealand General Hospital at Codford, England.

1921 – He was appointed as Chief Maori Medical Officer, and was named director of the Maori Hygiene Division in the Department of Health.

1951 – Died on the 1st of December.