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Jenkins, William (1813 - 1867)

Identifier: jenw-MSS J52 H-MSS J52 J


  • Creation: 1863 - 1864

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Biographical / Historical

Jenkins, William (1813-1867)

Wesleyan lay preacher and native interpreter who took a group of Maori men and women to England 1863-1864.

Timeline of key events:

1843: Sold upholstery business interests to J. & A. Wilkinson

1848: Requested to undertake Native Census

1849: Proposed line of road to Native Village, Motueka

1853 Jan: Appointed as Native Interpreter by General Government

1853 Sep: Appointed as Native Interpreter by Provincial Govt Nelson

1856: Advertises availability to select land for intending settlers

1863: Maori Chiefs visit England & meet Queen Victoria

1865 Jun: Appointed as Interpreter to Walter L. BULLER

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Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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