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Life in Early Poverty Bay


Not long after Captain J. W. Harris, grandfather of Mr. Frank Harris, of Kaiti, settled in Gisborne at the dawn of the 30's he and his few pakeha helpers were surprised to find in their midst a new settler in the person of one William Brown or, as he became known to the Natives, Wiremu Parone, a sailor whom they had previously seen ashore with some of his comrades prior to the sailing of a whaling vessel that had called in at the Bay.