|James Maxwell -Sydney Aust around 1860s +
|14 August 2005
James Maxwell was born in New Zealand around 1838
His family were mainly in the Bay of Islands, Auckland Hauraki Gulf areas
He was the son of Thomas Maxwell a Scotsman mariner who became one of NZs earliest pakeha/traders and Te Ngeungeu.
There is a lithograph of James with his mother which was done around 1844.
It is believed James went to Sydney to live and had a family there (at least a son and daughter)He is recorded as returning to NZ around 1868-70s for a visit with his children. His Maxwell family were known to own a sawmilling, boat building operation at Waiheke Island. His father was lost at sea presumed drowned in 1842
James brothers names were John, George, Patrick, Andrew and Robert