THE LATE MR. GREENWOOD
Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 5 January 1927, Page 4
THE LATE MR. GREENWOOD
Groonvroad'a Corner, which is prac< tically in the city to-day (says tho Auckland Observer), waa at one time considered to be well in the country. Whin it was first named it ivas a day's journey to Queen Street and back, but to-day the motorcar and concrete loads have brought it within a twentyminutes' run of Queen Street. The death of Charles Waller Greenwood at the age of 84 years which occurred recently, recalls the fact that Greenwood's Corner was named after his father, Mr William Greenwood, one of" Auckland's earliest settlers. Mr Charles Waller Greenwood spent the whole of his life in or near Auckland, and he now sleeps his last long sleep in the vicinity of Greenwood's Corner, for his mortal remains were buried in St. Andrew's Churchyard, Epsom. Mr Greenwood always maintained that he was the second male white child born in Auckland. He spent the early years of his life in the city, then only a collection of huts and trading stores, and he could recall many incidents of interest which occurred in the days when Queen Street was a creek- His father built the old church of St. Paul, at the foot of Princes Street, on the water side of the museum, long since demolished, and he could recall as a boy, rolling barrels of j^ater down the slope from an old well, to enable his father to mix the mortar for the old building. When a young man Mr Greenwood settled in Lower Matakana, and in addition to his farming activities, was a prominent figure in the public life of the settlement. He was chairman of the Road Board for many years and he was a schoolteacher for some time. He retired from farming and public life about 20 years ago, and since then has been living mostly in Auckland. He is survived by hiswidow, one son and five daughter;}.
Exceptional interest is attached to this week's issue of the "N.Z. Sporting and Dramatic Review" as a pictorial record appears of the opening of the Auckland Cup Meeting at Alexandra Park, graphic snaps of the principal events being1 secured. The Dargaville Eacing Club's gathering is also generously dealt witii ii.i attractive snaps- Very artistic are the centre pages set off with a miscellany of theatrical, sporting and social celebrities in the United States. An outstanding feature is the Royal weddiug at Brussels depicted in a delightful series of photographs taken at the second marriage ceremony. Tho Wellington Swimming Centre's carnival is the subject of a graphic set of photographs and other full pages are devoted to Continental dancers fashion and humour. The stage and motion picture sectionsoccupy a popular place in the issue* The ''Review" is on sale at all booksellers and stationers.
Kecently an Englishman who had been travelling in the East brought a Sydney tailor some fur which he had bought in Persia, and asked him to* line; a motor coat with it. He explaindd that the fur was called "Persian fleece," aud asked the tailor to b& very careful with it. A few days later he called to see how the coat~was getting on '•it's ptactically finished," said the tailor, "but there wasn't quite enough: fur, so I had to get a little more.'' "Way, man," said the Englishman, "you cau't buy that fur. I brought it from Persia, where they call it "Persian fleece
"Ah,, well," remarked the tailor, in Australia we just call it rabbit." A gold digger who had ridden into a West Australian town to consult a doctor went to have the prescription made Up. .••Hew much is this lot?" he asked the chemist. "Well, let me see," was the reply. "There's sexen-and-sixpence for thfr medicine, and a shilling for the b >ttfe, and—er V He hesitated, uncertain whether he had charged for everything. "Oh, hurry up!" said the digger, "put a price on the cork, and let tne know the worst!"
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