john bryce

Personal details

Full Name:

  • John Bryce

Lifetime:

  • 14 Sep 183317 Jan 1913
Biography

Native Minister who was in charge at the time 1,600 Armed Constabluary destroyed the settlement of Parihaka in November 1881

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Articles

Te Tangata Kōhuru: The Murderous Man

  • Te Tangata Kōhuru: The Murderous Man

    The career of John Bryce, known to many students of 19th-century New Zealand history as the Native Minister who led the invasion of Parihaka, is an interesting example of how to approach historical perspective. In the eyes of many Māori he was Tangata Kōhuru – The Murderous Man, while in his own settler community he was referred to in much kinder terms as ‘Honest John’.

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  • Page 1 - Te Tangata Kōhuru: The Murderous Man The career of John Bryce, known to many students of 19th-century New Zealand history as the Native Minister who led the invasion of Parihaka, is an interesting example of how to
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    John Bryce (1833–1913) was born in Scotland, and arrived in New Zealand with his family in 1840. From humble origins, and self-taught, he entered local politics in 1859. In 1866 he was elected to represent Wanganui in the General Assembly.