Story: East Coast region

Traders: George Read (3rd of 3)

Traders: George Read

George Read played a prominent part in the early European history of Poverty Bay. He was the principal trader at Tūranganui (Gisborne) from the mid-1850s and bought or leased extensive areas of land throughout the district.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - European impact on Māori, 1769 to 1869', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2023)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015