John "Cannibal Jack" Marmon (1798 - 1880) MP

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Birthplace: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Death: Died in Horeke, Northland, New Zealand
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About John "Cannibal Jack" Marmon

Jack Marmon, known as Cannibal Jack, was the son of a Sydney stonemason. He jumped ship, married a Maori woman and settled near Horeke, across the river at Marmon's Point. There was no white man nearer than the missionaries at Kerikeri. A man of slight build, aggressive manner and quick mind, he lived as a Maori joining in their intertribal fights and feasting on human flesh. He died in 1880 and was buried at Marmon's point after a drunken Irish wake.