1836 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal
Government and law
- British Resident in New Zealand – James Busby
- Additional British Resident in New Zealand – Thomas McDonnell until his resignation in July.
- 26 December – John Hughes, W.I. Haberfield and others from the Weller brothers whaling station at Otakou arrive in the Magnet and set up a whaling station on the north side of Moeraki Point.
- Captain John Howell is sent by whaler and merchant Johnny Jones to establish a whaling station at Riverton to replace that recently abandoned at Preservation Inlet. (see also 1829 and 1835)
- The Stone Store at Kerikeri, the oldest stone building in New Zealand, is completed mid-year.
- Late in the year Alfred Nesbitt Brown closes the mission at Matamata. (see also 1835 & 1838)
- 14 January (in England): Thomas Hocken, collector and bibliographer.
- Unknown date
(in Ireland) Richard Reeves, politician.
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- New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966:McDonnell Snr. Biography
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 265.
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 377.
- 1937 also suggested
- New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Brown Biography
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