john sheehan

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  • John Sheehan


  • 5 Jul 184413 Jun 1885

Lawyer John Sheehan, the first European New Zealand-born Parliamentarian, represented Māori in land claim cases. In the later part of his career, he damaged many of his relationships with Māori through bungled negotiations and his own incompetence.

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    John Sheehan, circa 1884. Photographer unidentified.