Scottish-born Donald McLean was influential on Māori land purchasing from 1848 to the 1870s. He is shown here in 1865 (seated under the tree to the left) during negotiations for the purchase of Wairoa in Hawke's Bay. At that time McLean was superintendent of the province, a government agent and a major landowner in the district.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Rhodes Album
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