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Details: Star, 22 October 1883 ; John Sullivan, a settler in tho Province since 1834, died at Maharunga, aged 73 years. He was the owner of a number of vessels trading to the north of Auckland.
New Zealand Herald, 22 October 1883
In our obituary notices will be found the announcement of the demise of Mr. John Sullivan, of Mahurangi Heads, who first visited the colonies in the year 1832. Arriving at Hobart in the Vestal, of Hull, proceeding from there to Sydney, and thence to China, he arrived in New Zealand in 1834, and for ten years occupied himself chiefly with coasting affairs. In 1844 he settled at Mahurangi Heads, and resided there until his last sickness brought him to Auckland. He was the owner of a number of vessels trading oh this and the West Coast, and was widely known and much respected for genial qualities and uprightness of character. He leaves a son, William, master of the steamer Kotuku, and a daughter, the wife of Mr. W. B. Jackson, of Mangawhare.