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OBITUARY

GEORG HARRIS

Mr George Harris, a well known Chriafccburce solicitor, died at hi 3 resi dents, at Koharjga, Lower Riccarton on Cb.rist.ma3 eve, at the age of forty seven years. He was a son of th<late venerable Archdeacon W 0h»» o

hers Hatrisof Akaroa, and was b<> n at Christ's College, Christchurch, in 1867- Be was sent to England n,;, »>- ---early Rga, and was educated at. Bear a field Col'fgfl, and late? on his return to New ha finished hia tdu cation at Christ's College. He was admitted to tb9 bar about tbe year 1890 and bad been practising as ft solicitor in Cbristchufch ever since He was very well known in athletic and swimming circles and hail been presi ! dent of the New Zealand Swimming Council since 1899. In the year 1887 he was a Canterbury football representative player. He was for a number of years prominently connected with tho Anglican Cburcb, and sat on the governing body of Christ's college and the Rhodes Convalescent Home, and a number of years ago was chairman of tbe committee which attended to the completion of the cathedral Mr Harris was also greatly in terested in tbe Territorial movement; and was one of the organisers of the Honorary Territorials, and a few years ago held the rank of lieutenant in the E Battery of the Volunteers He leaves a widow and six sons and four daughters.

Mr Harris acted as solicitor for many years, for the Akaroa County Council, Aku oi and Wainui Road Board, and Aka-oa Borough Council, He remained solicitor for tbe two last local bodies up to tbe time of hi« death. He was a frequent v.isiitor to Akaroa where he enjoyed tbe deep sea fishing, and his death will be regretted by a number of friends on the Peninsula.

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OBITUARY, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3465, 29 December 1914

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OBITUARY Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3465, 29 December 1914

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