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Henry Williams


Missionary Henry Williams, about 1865. Henry Williams was a missionary who supported British annexation. He believed that Māori should be protected from lawless Europeans and fraudulent dealings. He and his son Edward translated the Treaty of Waitangi into Maori.


Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington
Reference: PAColl-7578
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