Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
NICHOLAS, John Liddiard
Born England: in 1814 arrived New South Wales on the Earl Spencer, became acquainted with Samuel Marsden and accompanied him on his first visit to New Zealand on the Active in November 1814. Returned to England c.1817 and published his Narrative of a Visit to New Zealand, but went back to Australia and became a run-holder in NSW. In 1820 saw a great deal of the Maoris Tuhi and Titore. In 1838 gave evidence before the House of Lords Committee on New Zealand. He painted watercolour portraits of Maoris.