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  • New Zealand Treaty of Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi New Zealand

    …(Europeans) living in New Zealand. In 1833, after increasing lawlessness amongst traders and settlers, the British government appointed James Busby as British Resident to protect British trading interests and counter the growing lawlessness. In 1835, the French were looking to trade and settle in…

  • Mangonui History Information New Zealand

    …town. As a sailor's town it has in time past shared the notorious reputation of Kororareka further south (known today as Russell) as a bawdy lawless place where anything and anyone could be bought for a price, and as a place for hard liquor. In pre-1840 the British did not control New Zealand…

  • Bay of Islands History New Zealand, Bay of Islands Historical Places NZ

    …uptempo place and a few minutes away elegant Russell, once a whaling town, now a tranquil oasis. It's a sweet irony that the town described in the lawless late 1800's as 'the hellhole of the Pacific' is now one of the country's most refined places to visit. In Russell, our colonial past is honoured…

  • Paihia History New Zealand

    …village with dwellings for teachers, blacksmiths, carpenters, it had become the opposite of Kororareka (Russell) across the Bay, which had become a lawless base for seamen. Local Māori call Paihia heaven and Kororareka hell. In 1833 James Busby was sent as British Resident to Paihia following…


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