CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
Morton, William, Farmer, Kiwitea. Mr. Morton was born in Yorkshire in 1849, his early days being spent on his father's farm. He left the Old Country per ship William Cargo, and landed in Wellington in 1870. Mr. Morton came to Rangitikei to gain his colonial experience, and was engaged on various places till 1882, when he purchased his farm of 150 acres at Birmingham, adding 220 acres to it nine years later. Mr. Morton pastures about 700 sheep and over 100 head of cattle. He milks about twenty cows, disposing of the milk to the local creamery. He has ever taken a prominent part in all local government affairs, and is at present a member of the Kiwitea County Council.
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