Story: Marlborough region

Jacky Guard: Marlborough land deed, 1839 (2nd of 2)

Jacky Guard: Marlborough land deed, 1839

This deed is for one of a number of land purchases whaler Jacky Guard made from Māori in the Marlborough Sounds. It probably covered land at Kākāpō Bay in Port Underwood, where Guard’s whaling operation was based at the time. There were many such purchases in anticipation of private land transactions being embargoed once New Zealand became a British colony – which happened the following year. Guard’s title was not recognised by the land commissioners appointed to investigate pre-1840 land transactions.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Early Europeans', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/31756/jacky-guard-marlborough-land-deed-1839 (accessed 10 August 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016