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James Brown of Otago

Arrived: 1818  (about)
Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Otago
Source: Beyond the Moon by Peter Entwisle, A Haberfield Genealogy by Rex and Adriene Evans

Details: Murder in the grog shop, 1840. I won't go into this incident too much but it's very interesting that the publican was an elderly man who had been in Otago for many years and had a Maori wife. Even so, he was still nervous of the relationship with local Maori and at one point petitioned D'Urville to give him and his wife safe passage out of the place.