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William Wakefield

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Full Name:

William Hayward Wakefield


1803 (year uncertain) – 19 Sep 1848


William Wakefield
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.

Events In History

25 March 1847

Isaac Featherston, editor of the Wellington Independent, had in effect accused William Wakefield, the New Zealand Company's principal agent, of being a thief. Neither man was hurt in the duel.

17 August 1839

The sailing ship Tory dropped anchor in Queen Charlotte Sound to pick up fresh water, food and wood before proceeding to Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbour).


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Field trips are a fantastic way for students and teachers to develop shared experiences outside of the classroom. This field trip – ‘Stories in the land’ – is facilitated by

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Now one of the country’s most significant cricket venues, Wellington's Basin Reserve was the first sportsground registered by the former Historic Places Trust.

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