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By Jennifer Ashton

Born in Scotland in 1818, John Webster got here to New Zealand through Australia in 1841 (after a violent stumble upon within the outback which he simply escaped unscathed) and spent lots of the remainder of his lifestyles in Hokianga. on the Margin of Empire charts his vibrant studies carving out a fortune because the region's major trees dealer and cultivating connections with the prime figures of the day, Maori and Pakeha. Webster fought along Tamati Waka Nene within the Northern warfare, married one among Nene's family members and equipped up his kauri bushes enterprise via alternate with neighborhood chiefs (though at one element aroused from sleep to discover a plundering celebration had arrived on his entrance lawn). He was once additionally buddies with Frederick Maning, and visited by means of George gray, Richard Seddon and different luminaries of the day.

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