William Hosbon was a Irish Royal Navy officer of which served as the first Governor of New Zealand. He was also an co-owner of the Treaty Of Waitangi. He was sent off from London in July 1939 as the orders he was given taking fundamental steps had to establish a British Colony in New Zealand. Being committed as Lieutenant-Governor in Sydney under George Gipps and occured in New Zealand on the 29th of January 1840.
Of which the Maori land wars took place in Taranaki, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, and Auckland due to complicated agreements.