Honest Murderer: the story of John Bryce
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Pākehā settlers in Taranaki knew John Bryce as “Honest John” but Taranaki Māori called him “Bryce Kohuru” - Bryce the Murderer. In this episode of Black Sheep William Ray investigates the life of the infamous Native Affairs Minister.
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