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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hocken, Thomas Morland

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Hocken, Thomas Morland, M.R.C.S. (England), F.L.S., comes of a good Cornish stock, is the son of the Rev. J. Hocken, and was born at Stamford in 1836. Mr. Hocken, who is coroner for the colony of New Zealand, President of the New Zealand Medical Association, and President of the Otago Institute, arrived in 1862 at Dunedin, N.Z., where he is still in practice. He was married at Invercargill, in that colony, to Miss Mary Elizabeth Buckland in 1883. He has written extensively on various matters connected with the early history of New Zealand and of the Maori race, and is now preparing for the press "Contributions to the Early History of New Zealand, together with a Full Bibliography."