‘We haven’t the money, so we’ve got to think’.
New Zealand chemist and physicist and Nobel Prize winner Ernest Rutherford was born 30 August 1871 in Spring Creek, Nelson.
- Read his biography Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
- My set of Ernie images on Digital NZ.
Ernest is whanau. His father James Rutherford had a sister Barbara – my great-great-grandmother. Ernest is my great-grandfather’s cousin. Not sure what that makes him to me!
My great-great grandmother Barbara’s brother James and his wife Martha – parents of Ernest Rutherford.