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Henry Robert Oakes

Arrived: 1834
Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Hokianga Harbour

Details: Real Estate: Jack Lee in 'Hokianga' mentions Oakes having possession of Clark's house which had been sold by to Maning by Fishwick and that Oakes had a lease on it. He later successfully purchased 600 acres at Pakanae and paid for it with a horse which was ridden by any courageous Maori and who were thrown in all directions. Later Mr Henry Oakes joined with others to try and enforce prohibition on the Harbour. Mr Oakes and Captain Young to examine all vessels William White and Henry Oakes were enemies.
Oakes and his son left the country in 1837 after the 'Industry' was destroyed and his way of life became too difficult.

Children:Henry Richard Oakes b. March 30 1821 accompanied his father on his second voyage to New Zeleand and his attempt at settlement here.

Corrected by Jan, a family researcher.