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John Guard marries Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Parker in Sydney. She leaves Sydney on the schooner  Waterloo on 7 November and arrives at Te Awaiti before the end of the year. Betty Guard is the first European women to settle permanently in the South Island.  A whaling station is operating from
Porirua. Jack Duff, a trader, is the first known European to visit the
Palmerston North area. He travels by whaleboat up river as far inland as Woodville and returns to Porirua.  The first inland mission is started at
Waimate North. 
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^ Christchurch: a chronology
^ New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Guard Biography
^ New Zealand Electronic Text Centre: The Old Whaling Days 1
^ a b Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Phillip Tapsell
^ Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 185
^ New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Printing
^ New Zealand Hhiistory online: 'Captain Stewart and the Elizabeth - a frontier of chaos?'
^ a b New Zealand Electronic Text Centre: The Old Whaling Days 2
^ This village is not to be confused with the much larger pā at Onawe which Te Rauparaha destroyed in late 1831 or early 1832.
^ It is not known if her husband travelled with her or had already left for New Zealand.
^ Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Elizabeth Guard
^ New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Palmerston North
^ Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 474.
^ Rogers, Frank. (1993). "O'Rorke, George Maurice 1830 - 1916". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
^ Lineham, Peter J. (1990). "Bowen, Charles Christopher 1830 - 1917". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.