Book - Pakeha Rambles Through Maori Lands
1. Charles Marshall
2. St John
This book was published in 1873 by Lieut-Colonel St. John of the New Zealand Militia. The experiences recorded were actually those of another who wished to remain anonymous, but it was later revealed to be Charles Marshall, perhaps one of the earliest traders on the Waikato River. Part two was written by St. John.
Charles Marshall arrived in New Zealand in 1830 from Sydney aboard the ship 'Packet'. He settled quickly into flax trading on the Waikato River initially accompanied by three friends including a young aboriginal called Billy Boy. While in the Waikato he purchased lands that had been confiscated from Maori by the crown. Little else is known about him but it is recorded that he lived at both Putataka and the Waikato Heads.
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