John Urlich v Walter Journeaux [item]
Documents pertain to a case filed by a restaurant keeper (Urlich) against a settler (Journeaux) regarding a breach of agreement to purchase land and have land legally transferred to the plaintiff who, as a former subject of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, would be otherwise incapable of acquiring freehold interest in land. The defendant counterclaims for money owed on the purchase of the land. Includes an order for discovery, copies of agreements and Memorandums of Lease, a copy of an advertisement for land, correspondence pertaining to the case, an original agreement between the plaintiff and defendant, a copy of the Hawera and Normanby Star (November 24, 1920) with land advertisements, receipts, and an account book. The counterclaim was discontinued by the defendant.
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