About John 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.
See also: Cannibal Jack: The Life & Times of Jacky Marmon, a Pakeha -Maori by Trevor Bentley & http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1m14/marmon-john.