Joe Robinson first whiteman found 1839 Hutt
Wakefield got off the Tory in 1839 and as you would after months at sea, headed east and found on the banks of the Waiwhetu and Hutt River mouths the first whiteman discovered.
Joe Robinson married a Maori lady, whom HCC just named a street after her, off Leighton Ave.
Joe had children in Lower Hutt, his daughter wed amongst others Porutu and his nephew Pitt Porutu, and Thoms and she inherited much land in the Waiwhetu Epuni area.
JOE left a legacy to HUTT including making an 8 ton boat to go find white faces...[quote]
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