arrived; before 1831
country of origin; USA?
area in New Zealand; Kapiti Island, Whanganui River
source; Woven in Water; Histories of the Whanganui River; David Young
A Negro whaler from Kapiti Island accompanied Andrew Powers to the Whanganui River in 1831, trading in shrunken heads.They were attacked by a party of Ngati Tuwharetoa and the Negro whaler escaped, never to be heard of again.