walter mantell

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Full Name:

  • Walter Baldock Durant Mantell


  • 11 Mar 18207 Sep 1895

Naturalist and politician Walter Mantell spent much of his career trying seek to justice for South Island tribe Ngāi Tahu after the government failed to keep promises made during land deals with the tribe in the 1840s and 1850s.

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    Portrait of Walter Baldock Durant Mantell, about 1870