James Busby (7 February 1802 – 15 July 1871) was appointed in 1833 as the British Resident in New Zealand and became involved in drafting both the 1835 Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand and the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.
As British Resident, he acted as New Zealand's first jurist and the "originator of law in Aotearoa", to whom New Zealand owes almost all of its underlying jurisprudence.
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First NameJamesLast NameBusbyDate of Birth7 February 1802Date of Death15 July 1871