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Life in Early Poverty Bay

Escaped Through the Bush

Escaped Through the Bush.

The following fugitives at the time of the Massacre escaped through the bush: Mr and Mrs Henry Harris (both dead) and daughter; John Ferguson, Finlay Ferguson, Dugald Ferguson, (all deceased); Isabella Ferguson (now Mrs. John Breingan, Bushmere); Bidgood (deceased; he married one of the Tarrs); Robert Read, brother of G. E. Read (buried at Te Arai), William Greene, son of W. S. Greene (died at Auckland); Major Westrupp, in command (dead); Pimia Arta (guide of the fugitives, dead); Mr. Dunlon, Senr. (dead); Mrs W. S. Greene, wife of W. S. Greene, nee Miss U'Ren (dead); John Williams Harris (dead); Woodbine Johnson (father of Lady Maui Pomare and Mrs. Randall Sherratt), dead; Harry Ellis, a partner of Bidgood, page 172 who had a small business at Tapatahi (dead); Mrs. A. F. Hardy (wife of Capt. Hardy), dead. There was a party ahead of these fugitives.