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George Baker born in England about 1826 and sent to NZ as a Parkhurst Boy in 1842 on the St George. Signs that he was living in Russell (Kororareka) in 1846 with a native wife. His son Thomas Baker was born 1850/1851 and he gave his birth place as Thames.

He married Jane Appleyard in 1871 and they moved to Kihikihi where they had eleven kids before she died in 1895 I think it was. She was pregnant when she died.

Trying to track George, and Thomas especially who the mother was. Thomas was fluent bilingually in both Te Reo and English and acted as a translator as part of his role in the Waikato wars.

When Jane died the younger kids were sent to their uncle William Appleyard.

Thomas was sympathetic to Te Kooti and often hid him and his people in his shed on the farm at Kihikihi.

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