The Sinclairs of Pigeon Bay and the Romantic 'Prehistory' of the Robinsons of Ni'ihau

@article{Laracy2001TheSO,
  title={The Sinclairs of Pigeon Bay and the Romantic 'Prehistory' of the Robinsons of Ni'ihau},
  author={H. Laracy},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={183 - 199}
}
  • H. Laracy
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • The Journal of Pacific History
Francis and Elizabeth Sinclair and their six children migrated from Scotland to New Zealand in 1840. Francis died there in 1846 and in 1863 Elizabeth resettled her, by then expanded, family in Hawai'i. There they bought the island of Ni'ihau and prospered as ranchers and planters, especially after the 1880s under the family name of Robinson. The early history of the family, up to the 1860s, has been often told, but never completely and often inaccurately, and is contained in two distinct… Expand