Who is on New Zealand's Banknotes?

Before you check what New Zealand's banknotes look like, can you name who appears on them?
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Last updated: July 24, 2016
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Person
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First ascender of Everest, alongside Sherpa Tenzing
Edmund Hillary
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NZ women received the vote in 1893 (a world first) thanks to her
Kate Sheppard
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Head of State since 1952
Elizabeth II
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Leading Maori statesman
Apirana Ngata
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First person to split the atom, earning a Nobel prize (in chemistry!)
Ernest Rutherford
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Level 78
Jul 22, 2016
Not sure 'ruled the country' is the best clue for our Queen. Head of State perhaps?
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Level 76
Jul 23, 2016
Sure; we'll go with your suggestion.