The first permanent settler in the valley was Mr J.
The other prolonged contest was racial - the conflict between settler and Maori.
The first white settler was David McKee, who established a ferry here in 1769.
So great is their extent that, in spite of the immigration of recent years, the Dominion government gives a freehold of 160 acres to every bona fide settler, subject to certain conditions of residence and the erection of buildings during the first three years.
Like the Arabic jar (which is philologically cognate to ger), the ger attached himself as a client to an individual or as a protected settler to the community.