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Edward Bolger (1806–1875)

One of the first uses to which the telegraph wires between Russell and Auckland were put was to convey the melancholy news of the death of Captain Bolger, Harbourmaster and Pilot at the Bay of Islands. He succeeded Captain Bateman, and held the position for a period of about twenty years.

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'Bolger, Edward (1806–1875)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 May 2024.

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12 February, 1806
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


2 March, 1875 (aged 69)
Russell, New Zealand

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