James Buller and Jane Tonkin Martin
Country of origin: England
Area in New Zealand: Hokianga
Details: Obituary Star, 7 November 1884, Page 4
The deceased gentleman was a native of Cornwall, but came to New Zealand so long ago as 1836. Mr Buller's first residence was at Mangungu, in the Hokianga, where, for a time, he was a tutor in the family of the late Rev Nathaniel Turner.
Dictionary of NZ Biography
BULLER At Wesley College on 15th September 1852, James Martin, eldest son of Rev James Buller, Kaipara, aged 16. [NZ’er 18 Sept 1852]
Walter Buller, the second of 10 children
Sir Walter Buller. TO THE EDITOR. SlR,— Permit me to correct an error in your paper of Saturday last respecting the age and place of birth of Sir W. Buller, He was born at Kaipara, not the Bay of Islands, and in October 1838, not 1828. As I sat in the same form at school with Sir Walter, and have been intimately acquainted with him since he was 12 years old I suppose I ought to know. Hoping you will pardon me for troubling you on a matter of no great importance, I am, etc , Jas. Garland Woon.Papaitonga estate of Sir Walter Buller.
Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists by Una Platts
BULLER, Sir Walter Lawry 1838-1906
Born Newark, Bay of Islands, son of Wesleyan missionary the Rev. James Buller. Educated Wesley College, Auckland and initially entered bank service. Became Maori interpreter 1855, later a Judge of the Maori Land Court and in 1866 Resident Magistrate at Wanganui. Was a friend of William Swainson FRS and himself become noted ornithologist and Fellow of the Limean, Geological, and Royal Societies. Visited England 1871-74 to supervise publication of first edition of his History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1883. Acted NZ Commissioner for the Indian and Colonial Exhibition and 1888 was created KCMG; in this year also ublished the second edition of his Birds. Exhibited: NZ International Ex Chch 1906-07, watercolours of New Zealand birds.
Son John Waterhouse Buller born 1842 died 1886