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Kezia Bedford

Arrived: 1828
Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Hokianga Harbour    
Source: NLA Australian Newspapers

Details: The second mission attempt. An establishment of Europeans already existed on the spot, for the purpose of ship building and trading with the natives, the proprietors of which Thomas Raine Esq. and Gordon D Browne Esq. two highly respected merchants of Sydney expressed a desire to see the mission resumed in that part of the country and kindly promised to render all assistance and co operation in their power. And accordingly Rev. John Hobbs and Mr Hobbs, the Rev. James Stack and Miss Bedford accompanied by Luke Wade and his wife as confidential servants