william wakefield

Personal details

Full Name:

  • William Hayward Wakefield

Lifetime:

  • 1803?19 Sep 1848
Biography

Colonel William Wakefield was one of the earliest European settlers at Port Nicholson (Wellington), where he served as the New Zealand Company’s Principal Agent between 1840 and 1848.

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Events In History

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    William Wakefield, drawn as he appeared at his trial in 1826 for helping his brother Edward Gibbon Wakefield abduct a young heiress.

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