Morgan, John, 1829-1916

Born in Gillingham, Dorset, and came to New Zealand with his brother William in the 'Berkshire' in 1850. Married Mary Elvins Faull. He took up land at Tataraimaka in Taranaki, but in 1853 moved to Wanganui, where he leased land from Imlays at Balgownie. In 1861, after visiting Gabriel's Gully he bought Newtonlees, a property of 700 acres near Wiritoa Lake, which he worked till 1907. He represented Wangaehu in the Wellington Provincial Council, 1868-1875. He was a member of the first Wanganui Harbour Board, and a member of the first Wanganui County Council. Morgan was a founder of the Wanganui A & P Association and the Okoia Dairy Company. He was also something of an artist with pen and ink (Dictionary of NZ biography / Scholefield). See obituary - Wanganui chronicle, 2 May 1916, p 6.

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Date: 1840-1872, [n d] From: McLean family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-0994 Description: Includes one letter to Donald McLean, 12 Nov 1849 Identifiable correspondents entered in name field Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1874 By: Morgan, John, 1829-1916 Ref: MS-1667 Description: Quantity: 1 volume(s) (1 leaf). Physical Description: Typescript (26 cm; blue pamphlet case)
Date: 1860 - 1862 By: Morgan, John, 1829-1916 Ref: MapColl-832.2gmbh/[pre-1862]/Acc.244 Description: Photocopy of a map of the coastline from the Rangitikei River to the Waitara River showing settlements, pa sites, tracks, rivers. Fishing spots, ferries and ...
Date: 1999-2001 By: Morgan, Robert R, active 2002 Ref: MS-Group-1117 Description: The papers, transcribed and compiled by John Morgan's great-grandson Robert, include extracts from his diaries and reminiscences. They relate mainly to the 1...
Date: 1860-1862 From: McLean family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-1001D Description: Papers are mostly correspondence relating land transactions in the Wellington and Wanganui areas. Some names have been entered in the Name field. Letter from...
Date: 1863-1869 From: McLean family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-1001E Description: Papers are mostly correspondence relating to land transactions in the Wellington and Wanganui areas. Some names have been entered in the Name field. Quantit...
Date: 1836-1869, 1910 By: Bolland family Ref: MS-Papers-2004 Description: Chiefly family letters from William Bolland, first minister at New Plymouth, 1843-1847; and from his wife Jane, after his death. Also two letters from Bishop...
Date: 1870-1875, [n d] From: McLean family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-1001F Description: Papers are mostly correspondence and accounts relating to land transactions in the Wellington and Wanganui areas. Some names have been entered in the Name fi...
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Date: [between 1856-1889] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Ref: 1/4-003932-G Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Wanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quant...