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James Prendergast

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James Prendergast


10 Dec 1826 – 27 Feb 1921


James Prendergast
Lawyer James Prendergast was New Zealand's third chief justice.

Events In History

17 October 1877

Chief Justice Sir James Prendergast’s statements when delivering judgment in the case of Wi Parata v The Bishop of Wellington would influence decision-making on Treaty of Waitangi issues for decades.

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Portrait of James Prendergast, circa 1890-1900.