Not the Father of New Zealand but its Baby is Thomas Rodgers of Rangitikei on North Island. Last week Mr. Rodgers cut his 92nd birthday cake, gave of it generously to a delegation which arrived to hail "The First White Baby Born In New Zealand."

"I am hale and hearty yet!" cried wizened "Baby" Rodgers, recalled his mother's statement that he was born "right after" the Union Jack was unfurled in New Zealand by Queen Victoria's doughty Captain Hobson in 1840.

Since only about 75% of the population is New Zealand-born, males still...

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