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FEATHERSTON MEMORIAL, Wairarapa New Zealand - 1876

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FEATHERSTON MEMORIAL

A meeting was held in the Provincial Hall on Monday, July 24th, 1876, for the purpose of devising means to perpetuate the memory of
*Dr Isaac Featherston (1813 - 1876)

The Mayor, William Hutchison, presided, and a Committee was formed comprising Messrs:
Dransfield,
Duncan,
Woodward,
Buller,
Levy,
G. Hunter,
G. Allen,
E. W. Mills,
Levin,
Seed,
de Bathe Brandon,
Buckley,
Dr. Grace,
and the Mayor

* - A duel on 24 March 1847 was fought in Wellington between Colonel William Wakefield and Doctor Featherston (who was Wakefields's doctor) over a newspaper editorial of Featherston on the New Zealand Company land policy which questioned Wakefields honesty. Featherston fired and missed. Then Wakefield fired into the air, saying he would not shoot a man with seven daughters

The town of FEATHERSTON was named after him

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