william martin

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  • William Martin


  • 1807?18 Nov 1880

Appointed New Zealand's first chief justice, William Martin, persided over the murder trial of Maketū Wharetōtara, a Bay of Islands Māori charged with murdering the granddaughter of a leading Ngāpuhi chief, two European adults and a European child.

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    Lithograph portrait of William Martin by J. Carpenter, about 1842.