francis fenton

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Francis Dart Fenton


  • 1820/182523 Apr 1898

F.D. Fenton is best known as the key architect and long-serving Chief Judge of the Native Land Court.

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Events In History

  • 30 October 1865
    Native Land Court created

    The Native Land Court was one of the key products of the Native Lands Act 1865. It enabled the conversion of traditional communal landholdings into individual titles, making it much easier for Pākehā to purchase Māori land. Read more...