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Bolger, Edward (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, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/bolger-edward-25231/text33678, accessed 17 May 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

12 February, 1806
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Death

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

Cause of Death

gastroenteritis

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