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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Rear-Admiral Sir John Hindmarsh

Rear-Admiral Sir John Hindmarsh, Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order, first Governor and Commander-in-Chief of South Australia, page 406 was the father of the late Mr. John Hindmarsh, of Napier. Among the number of heirlooms handed down by Sir John to his only son, were the letters patent constituting the colony of South Australia, the letter from Sir Herbert Taylor, Private Secretary to King Willigm IV., naming the capital of the colony, Adelaide, and a letter from Admiral Lord Nelson appointing Rear-Admiral Hindmarsh—then a midshipman—to the “Victory” (shortly before the battle of Trafalgar), the Imperial war medal and seven clasps, a gold and jewelled cup presented by King Frederick VII. of Denmark, and a gold cup, the gift of Prince Esterhazy, who was one of the Ambassadors to England on the occasion of Queen Victoria's coronation.