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Life in Early Poverty Bay

The Faithful Noko

The Faithful Noko.

Captain Read was married to a Native woman named Noko. I was at Read's house on two or three occasions and Noko was always doing something. She was a fine type of woman. Capt. Read's apparel was always spotlessly clean, all due I page 171 should say, to his wife. When Read had had bad turns of health, he always found Noko in close attendance; others would give him a wide berth as they used to say he was very irritable. Noko was a good wife to him. Capt. Read was the “King Pin” of Gisborne as far as business was concerned. It would take the pen of a Charles Dickens to describe him. The history of Gisborne cannot be written without giving him a prominent place.

The late Mr. Henry Harris (of Opou)

The late Mr. Henry Harris (of Opou)

Mr. W. D. Lysnar, M.P.

Mr. W. D. Lysnar, M.P.