"My great grandfather and his wife arrived in New Zealand November 1859 on the Zealandia. Parents told me John Hepworth did a good deed for a Māori chief and was presented with a Huia feather. The feather was in the possession of my father's older brother .. in about 1940 ... [but] the ... family can no longer find the feather. I believe but am unable to confirm that the European man with the hat on in the photo is my G[reat] Grandfather." - John Hepworth, Christchurch, 2010.
Date unknown but probably late nineteenth century.
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