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Caddell family

James Caddell and Tokitoki 
Arrived: 1807
Country of origin: England
Area in New Zealand: Stewart Island
Source; Australian Newspapers; http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home Beyond the Moon by Peter Entwistle

Details; A Pakeha Maori 
Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser (Tas. : 1821-1825) Saturday 3 May 1823 

Sydney Intelligence, 

Captain Edwardson, of the Snapper, brings from New Zealand two chiefs, one of whom is accompanied by his wife. One of them is a youth about 16; and the other is 30 years old. The name of the latter is James Caddel, an Englishman by birth, and whose history is briefly as follows : 

In 1807, or thereabouts, the ship Sydney Cove, a sealer out of this port, was cruising off the Bay of Islands, and had either stationed or dispatched a boat's-crew, consisting of five hands and a boy (James Caddel, the present chief) to one of the islands, in quest of seals. The boat was taken by the savages in the vicinity of the Southern Cape, and the hapless men, with the exception of Caddel, were killed and eaten. Fortunately in his fright, the boy flew to an old chief for mercy, and happened to touch his kak-ka-how (the outward mat of the chief), and thus his life became preserved, as his person was then held sacred. Being in too distant a part of New Zealand to indulge the hope of hastily escaping from a wretched captivity, Caddel became resigned to his apparent destiny, and insensibly adopted the manners and customs of the natives. About nine years since he was allied to a chief's daughter, who also is sister to a chief; and, by this two-fold tie, he became a prince of no small influence among such subjects as those barbarous despots are destined, in the present constitution of things, to have the control of. He was in pursuit, with some other chiefs, of any boats or gangs that might unfortunately become subject to their capture, when Capt. Edwardson succeeded in taking him. Just before a boat, belonging to the General Gates (American), which vessel Capt. E. parted from on the 26th of Dec. last, had been taken, but the crew fortunately escaped. Caddel lost his own language as well as European customs, and soon became transformed, from the English sailor-boy, into the dauntless and terrifying New Zealand chief. It required some argumentation to induce him to visit New South Wales, and he would not have come without his partner, to whom he appears to be tenderly attached. For some days he paraded our streets, with his princess, in the New Zealand costume; but now, we believe, he seems to be inclined to return to civilized life, of which none can estimate the comforts but those that enjoy them. It is said that those people will return to their own country by the first opportunity. 
James Caddell's wife was Tokitoki of Ruapuke Island