Famed for his stamina and stoicism in surveying rugged country, John Rochfort was also in his youth high-spirited, with a rollicking sense of humour.
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John Pollard. 'Rochfort, John', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993, updated August, 2019. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2r27/rochfort-john (accessed 2 June 2020)