William Hobson

William Hobson was lieutenant-governor from 1840 to 1841 and governor from 1841 to 1842. One of his first tasks on arriving in New Zealand on 29 January 1840 was signing the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February that year.

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30 comments have been posted about William Hobson

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Josh

Posted: 04 Aug 2009

He was my 3rd Great Grandfather.

Elliot Knight

Posted: 02 Jun 2009

Very helpful with study in skool hi mark :)

Mark HUghes

Posted: 27 May 2009

Very helpfull at my studys at school

kate

Posted: 01 Apr 2009

hey , i was just wondering what was the thing he is most known for. thanks,kate

Anonymous

Posted: 31 Mar 2009

hi could you please tell me if William Hobson had any children with the maori women in his time in New Zealand

admin

Posted: 16 Feb 2009

Hi Louise There is a short biography here, which links off to a longer one on the DNZB website. There have also been biographies of him written by G. Scholefield (1934) and P Moon (1988) Jamie

LOUISE GREENHEAD[Hobson]

Posted: 16 Feb 2009

I am trying to find more background info on William Hobson born in Ireland in 1793. Excerpts from a biography by K A Simpson gives some info but I was hoping you could point me in the direction of more Thnaks for any help

Janice

Posted: 23 Sep 2008

he died in 1842

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