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Isaac Featherston

Personal details

Full Name:

Isaac Earl Featherston


21 Mar 1813 – 19 Jun 1876


Isaac Featherston
A stalwart of Wellington political life, Featherston served as provincial Superintendent and later served as a member of the House of Representatives, colonial secretary and minister without portfolio.

Events In History

5 April 1871
New Zealand’s first overseas diplomatic post was created when Isaac Featherston was appointed as agent-general in London.
25 March 1847

Isaac Featherston, editor of the Wellington Independent, had in effect accused William Wakefield, the New Zealand Company's principal agent, of being a thief. Neither man was hurt in the duel.

Main image: Isaac Featherston
Wood engraving of Wellington politician Isaac Earl Featherston, 1874