The Chapman Legal Family
"The Chapman family was the first of New Zealand's legal dynasties. Henry Samuel Chapman was the first puisine judge of the Supreme Court; his son Frederick Revans Chapman was teh first New Zealand born Supreme Court judge; and another son, Martin founded one of the country's leading legal firms, which still bears his name ... This book provides a record of the lives and careers of three significant figures in nineteenth and early twentieth century colonial history. It casts light on important aspects of society and law at that time; notoably, the characteristics and values of the educated, aspirant classes, and the development of essentially English institutions and laws in the colonial environment." -- Back cover.
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HENRY SAMUEL CHAPMAN
Career in England 18351843
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Career in Victoria 18541864
Martin Chapman in Dunedin 18641868
Legal careers in London 1868187275
Frederick Chapman in Dunedin 18721903
Presidency of the Court of Arbitration 19031907
HI Civil jurisdiction
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