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Barnet Burns

Arrived: 1830 (about)
Country of origin: England
Area in New Zealand: Mahia
Source: website- DNZB, Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I by J.A. Mackey

Details: Barnet Burns was an Englishman, probably from Liverpool. He first arrived in New Zealand in 1830. He returned in 1831 as a trader (for Harris), at Mahia. He married Amotawa and they had a son Hori Waiti. Burns left New Zealand in 1834, he was heavily tattooed and became a showman in England where he was seen by William Edwards. His son was adopted by the Urungawera people and taken to Tokomaru Bay.