William Hobson (1792 - 1842) MP

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Birthplace: Waterford, Port Láirge, Ireland
Death: Died in Auckland, New Zealand
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About William Hobson

Captain William Hobson RN (26 September 1792 – 10 September 1842) was the first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi.

In November 1840 the Queen signed a royal charter for New Zealand to become a Crown colony separate from New South Wales. Hobson was sworn in as Governor and Commander in Chief on 3 May 1841.

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Captain William Hobson's Timeline

1792
September 26, 1792
Waterford, Port Láirge, Ireland
1827
December 17, 1827
Age 35
1830
March 1830
Age 37
1842
September 10, 1842
Age 49
Auckland, New Zealand
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