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Early industry

Early industry

This sketch shows Captain Jeremiah Nagle’s home and shipyard on Great Barrier Island (Aotea) in 1847. Nagle had arrived in New Zealand in 1838 and bought 20,000 acres (8,000 hectares) on the island with William Abercrombie and William Webster. Nagle was among the island’s first European residents.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-090-018
Ink on cream laid paper by William Bambridge

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Barrier islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016