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Hōreke, Hokianga

Hōreke, Hokianga

This view of Hōreke, on the Hokianga Harbour, was painted some years after the Scots David Ramsay and Gordon Browne had established a shipbuilding settlement there. Shipbuilder and fellow Scot David Clarke supervised the construction of three large vessels – the schooner Enterprise, the brigantine New Zealander, and the barque Sir George Murray – at Hōreke between 1826 and 1830.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - Before 1840: sailors and missionaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015