Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Bay of Islands
Source: Paperspast, NZETC
Details: Patrick and others gather in Auckland to propose a reunion for old colonists in 1882 and Patrick says he came in 1838.
79. Patrick Donovan, of Kororarika, New Zealand, Claimant.
20 (twenty) acres, more or less, situated at Wongarua, and known by the name of Waipuna. Bounded on the one side by the Harbour of Wongarua, and on all other sides by the Natives. Alleged to have been purchased from the Native chiefs Uda-roa and Poteti by William Alexander, through whom claimant derives. Consideration: Merchandise to the amount of £11 15s. sterling. Nature of conveyance: Instrument in writing from the above chiefs to Mr. Alexander, dated 25th October, 1836.
79a. Patrick Donovan, of Kororarika, New Zealand, Claimant.
1,500 (one thousand five hundred) acres, more, or less, situated on the River Wairoa; and bounded on the front by a part of the said river, called the Mangakahia, on the one side by land belonging to the Wesleyan Mission, on the other side by land the property of James Johnson, and on the back by land belonging to the Natives. Alleged to have been purchased from Waiata by the claimant and Edmund Powell. Consideration: Cash to the amount of £10 sterling. Nature of conveyance: Instrument in writing, dated 2nd January, 1840.