John Ormsby (negotiator)

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John Ormsby (6 November 1854 – 11 June 1927), also known under his Māori name Hone Omipi, was a negotiator for the Ngāti Maniapoto iwi, a local politician, farmer, and businessman.[1]

He first stood for the Western Maori electorate in the 1887, when he came fourth out of five candidates.[2][3] He was one of 13 candidates who contested the Western Maori electorate in the 1896 election.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ormsby, M. J. "Ormsby, John". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Maori Election". The Star (6036). 19 September 1887. p. 3. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Maori Election". The Evening Post. XXXIV (69). 19 September 1887. p. 3. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Untitled". Poverty Bay Herald. XXIV (7816). 4 January 1897. p. 2. Retrieved 16 January 2014.