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Edward Jerningham Wakefield

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Edward Jerningham Wakefield


25 Jun 1820 – 3 Mar 1879


Edward Jerningham Wakefield
As the only son of New Zealand Company director Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Edward Jerningham Wakefield's life was inevitably bound up in his father's colonial and political ventures.

Events In History

17 August 1839

The sailing ship Tory dropped anchor in Queen Charlotte Sound to pick up fresh water, food and wood before proceeding to Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbour).


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Edward Jerningham Wakefield (1820–79) was the son of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, the prime mover behind immigration schemes from Britain to New Zealand in the late 1830s and 1840s.