Story: He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence

Europeans involved in the declaration: William Colenso (3rd of 3)

Europeans involved in the declaration: William Colenso

This photo shows William Colenso around the 1860s. In 1835 Colenso was involved with James Busby and Henry Williams in drawing up the Declaration of Independence. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/4-003097-F
Photograph by John Nichol Crombie

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Basil Keane, 'He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence - The contents of the declaration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35122/europeans-involved-in-the-declaration-william-colenso (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012