Thursday, 3 September 2015

William Gilbert Puckey ( New Zealalnd )

William Gilbert Puckey

William is originally from England and he was a prominent missionary from New Zealand. He accompanied his parents to New Zealand at the age of 14 and quickly learnt the Maori language and he was speaking it fluently at the age of 16. William was born in Penryn, England May 5th, 1805. Mr Puckey died on March 27th, 1879 in Kaitaia. He was the first New Zealander to build a Wind powered cart know as a Land yacht. This is his signature on the treaty of Waitangi