Story: Cultural go-betweens

Jacky Marmon

Watch a television clip on Jacky Marmon, perhaps the most notorious Pākehā–Māori. He was a runaway convict who arrived in Hokianga in the early 1820s and negotiated between settlers and Māori until he lost faith in his own people, commenting, 'Henceforth I am Maori in thought, word and deed since among the savages I have found more true faithfulness man to man than in the boasted European.'

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Mark Derby, 'Cultural go-betweens - Pākehā–Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018