Story: Deans, John and Deans, William

Sketch of the first home of brothers William Deans and John Deans at Potoringamotu, Canterbury

Sketch of the first home of brothers William Deans and John Deans at Potoringamotu, Canterbury

In 1843 William Deans and his brother John Deans took up residence at Putaringamotu or Potoringamotu (later Riccarton). This was near the Ōtākaro (later Avon) River, and established a farm and sheep run.

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How to cite this page:

Graham M. Miller. 'Deans, John and Deans, William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010, updated February, 2006. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1d7/deans-john (accessed 22 June 2021)