2 August — Jean Langlois completes the purchase of Banks Peninsula from local Māori and makes a downpayment of goods to the value of 150 francs. Captain Cecille of the Héroine raises the French flag and proclaims French sovereignty over Banks Peninsula.
— The New Zealand Asoociation is wound up. In its place the New Zealand Colonisation Company and the New Zealand Land Company are established. (see also 1839)