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Original 1869 Land Grant, Town of Oamaru

Grant No. 9894, Town of Oamaru, to the Superintendent of Otago granting the town a public reserve.

Showing a coloured plot of the land, section 5, Block 94

Carries the Signature of Governor Bowen, 1869 and New Zealand Seal.

Granted to: the inhabitants of the town of Oamaru.

Signed by Governor Bowen 2nd July 1869 under the Public Reserves act 1854 and 1862.

It appears that a mistake was made and Sir George Grey was crossed out.

SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN 1821–1899
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, Knight Grand Cross of our most distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Colony of New Zealand.

The grant is in fine original condition and shows fold lines. The seal is in good condition.

Length: 44.0 cm, Width: 35.5 cm

A great addition to any collection of early New Zealand history.
Selling from my private collection. Originally purchased in 2006.

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