Movember inspiration from the DNZB

Love or hate the mo, we’ll be seeing a few more of them on the streets this month as men around the country get behind Movember to support and raise cash for men’s health.

Your boss will sprout one. Your flatmate will be out the door quicker in the morning because he doesn’t have to shave. Your husband will ask: ‘Do I look dorky with this mo?’

Give them a little inspiration to get growing with this selection of some of the best mos from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. There are some corkers.

Bill Sutch

Bill Sutch (who gets bonus points for an excellent combover)

John George Findlay

John George Findlay (proving punk was cool in 1908)

George Hogben

George Hogben (OK, so it's technically a beard, but it's all about the emphasis)

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann (note his fists, and don't mess with him)

Arthur Dewhurst Riley

Arthur Dewhurst Riley (suave)

Edward Cephas John Stevens

Edward Stevens (points for best use of moustache wax)

And, finally, the mysterious handsome stranger who made one Te Ara team member go all aflutter. Turns out he was one John Campbell, architect

And, finally, the mysterious handsome stranger who made one Te Ara team member go all aflutter. Turns out he was one John Campbell, architect

For more resplendent mos, check out the new feature on NZHistory.net: Mo bros – New Zealand men and their moustaches.

4 comments have been added so far

  1. Comment made by Julia || November 2nd, 2010

    Nice work Em… Love the big pictures- and nice to know he’s an architect…

  2. Comment made by Robin || November 2nd, 2010

    Love it.

  3. Comment made by Kerryn || November 2nd, 2010

    Do we not have any bearded (or mo’d) ladies on Te Ara? A shame.

  4. Comment made by Kerryn || November 2nd, 2010

    I actually meant the DNZB. I’m pretty sure Te Ara is lacking in this department.

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