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John Sheehan

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John Sheehan


5 Jul 1844 – 13 Jun 1885


John Sheehan
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.