Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Bay of Islands
Source: NLA Australian Newspapers, Scott and Russell family history.
Details: Sydney Herald 17th July 1837
Extract of letter received from the Bay of Islands dated May 15th 1837.
Two shipwrights were robbed by Maori during an uprising. The shipwrights were industrious hard-working men, one of them named Hawkins had an aged mother and sister to provide for.
James, Margaret and Elizabeth Hawkins arrived on the Nimrod which left Sydney in September 1835. Thomas Scott and James Hawkins built the schooner 'Trent' at Russell with a certificate of registration of 23 January 1838.