Story: Burns, Barnet

Barnet Burns

Barnet Burns

Dressed in Māori costume and tattooed on his face and body, from 1836 Barnet Burns gave lectures to English audiences about his action-packed life among Māori on the East Coast of New Zealand.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-110-061-A
Lithograph by J. Sutcliffe

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How to cite this page:

A. E. Korver. 'Burns, Barnet', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990, updated August, 2020. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 October 2023)