George Thomas Wilkinson was a soldier, gold miner, interpreter, judge (Māori Land Court Minute books), native land purchase official and an appointed native agent in both the Hauraki and later the Waikato areas. He was also involved in assisting the government in helping to separate Māori from their land.
Wilkinson was the son of Henry, who was a Baptist clergyman, and Catherine Desborough. His death certificate states that he was born in Leicester, England. However, his marriage certificate and diary, asserted he was born in Berhampore, India. He arrived in New Zealand in October 1864.
The University of Waikato library holds a box with his diaries and supporting content from a Māori agent at Ōtorohanga in the late nineteenth century.
First NameGeorgeMiddle NameThomasLast NameWilkinsonDate of Birth9th August 1845Date of Death1906