William Jenkins and group

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Circa 1863
Studio portrait of four sitters. On the right is William Jenkins (1813-1867), a Wesleyan lay preacher and native interpreter who accompanied a Maori peace delegation to Great Britain in 1863 to meet with Queen Victoria. The man on the left may be William Lloyd, a gold prospector who supported Jenkins' expedition to England. The woman on the right is Huria (Julia) Ngahuia and the woman on the left is known as "Harriet", possibly Tere Pakia (Hariata Te Iringa). Both women wear full length korowai (ngore) over European dress and the men wear suits. It is possible this photograph was taken during the 1863 visit to England.
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William Jenkins is my G G Grandfather.

- John Dagg posted 8 months ago.

William Jenkins arrived in NZ in 1941 and settled in Wellington. After two years he became a Wesleyan Missionary and moved to Cloudy Bay where he stayed for 5 years learning the Maori language. In 1850 he and his family moved to Nelson and resumed his original trade of Cabinetmaker. Shortly afterwards he was appointed Interpreter to the NZ Government. After his return from the 1963 trip to the UK he was appointed by the Government to be Interpreter to the Imperial Troops. C. late 1865 he became Native Interpreter to the Resident Magistrate's Court in Whanganui but had to retire due to ill health. He died shortly afterwards on 11 May 1967. His daughter Jane Tuton Jenkins married Doctor Samuel Walker in 1866.

- B. Wattrus posted 3 years ago.

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