Who were Sarah and Captain Daniel Dougherty?

Captain Daniel and Sarah (Sally) Dougherty were one of the very early pioneering couples to settle in New Zealand.

Daniel first arrived in NZ in May 1836. He was third mate aboard the James Stewart, a whaling ship based in New Brunswick, Canada. For several months the James Stewart worked the waters off Cloudy Bay. Daniel returned to New Brunswick as Captain of the heavily laden James Stewart in June 1837. He made two subsequent trips to NZ in 1838 and 1841. Continue reading »