We are learning about the different Wildlife at Kawau Island and I have chosen to write a google presentation about the interesting birds like Peacock, Fantail and the Gannet.
In 1844 the discovery of copper was made by Alexander Kinghorn and his miners, who at the time were mining for manganese ore one Great Barrier Island. The British company that owned Kawau decided to form a subsidiary company called Kawau Company, especially formed to run the mining operations on Kawau Island.
Later, in 1855 the Company sold the Island to Hugh Mackay and Edward Spence after ll mining operations on Kawau stopped.
In 1858 on Mackays death the island was sold to James W. Buckland and in 1862 sir George Grey bought Kawau Island.