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Francis Dillon Bell

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Francis Dillon Bell


8 Oct 1822 – 15 Jul 1898


Francis Dillon Bell
Politician Francis Bell staunchly supported the Waitara purchase in 1860, which led to the Taranaki war. In 1862 he became Minister of Native Affairs. His administration has been described as 'not particularly efficient or vigorous', although he did support the 1862 forerunner of the Native Land Court
Portrait of Francis Dillon Bell, circa 1881.