William Wakefield was responsible for a number of pre-Treaty purchases by the New Zealand Company which were drawn up at Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbour). This sketch shows him at his 1826 trial for assisting his brother Edward Gibbon Wakefield in the abduction of a young woman.
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