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OBITUARY.

MR HARRY HAYLOCK

In the death of Mr Harry Haylock on Tuesday last, Akaroa loses another of the party of emigrants who came ous to Akaroa in tha Monarch on April 2nd, 1850. This boat was specially chartered by Mr Robinson, first magistrate of Akaroa. and Mr Smith, then owner of Kinloch, Little River. t The boat was bringing out stock for the two gentlemen mentioned, but she also carried a number of paasengprs, the majority of whom were bound for Auckland which was to be the boat's first port of oa!l e When off Banks Peninsula the boat was obliged to call into Akaroa through stress of weather, and Mr Haylock sen. and bis family were among those who were so delighted with Akaroa that they decided not to go on to Auckland. Mr Harrington, Mrs Wasooe, Mr S. 0, Farr and Messrs Vogan were amongst some of the others who settled here Im , mediately after landing the passengers heard of the formation of the Canter, bury Land Assn, and made arrange ments to buy up their holdings. Mr Haylock sen , with his four cone, whom deceased was the youngest, settled in Greban Valley, which he called after hia birthplace in Buffolk, He established there the first flour mill in Canterbury. , Young Harry Haylock grew up with the settlement, and after working with his father at various occupations on the land, finally settled down at Onuku, about three miles from Akaroa town, where he had, as time progressed, a large model dairy farm. In 1868 he married Miss Grandi, and bad a family of eight, three sons, Messrs Arnold, Lai and Arthur Haylock, and five daughters, of whom four are liviDg, Mesdanaes H McDonnld, T Rhodes, Misses Nellie and Nora Hayloek. One daughter, Mrs Alfred Haylock, ■ died about ten years ago. About nine years ego he leased hia farm to one of bis sons and retired to Akaroa, passing the evening of his days in attending to a fine garden, of wbioh he was very proud. He was of.

a moat kindly and hospitable nature, and bta homestead at Onuku was famed ' throughout the Peninsula for its welcome to visitors. Though often asked, be took no part in public life. All his life he enjoyed splendid health, a week ago being the first time he ever had a doctor. Hβ was buried in the Cburch of England cemetery yesterday by the Bey A H Julius, there being a large cortegewho paid their last respects.

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OBITUARY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3459, 14 May 1915

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OBITUARY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3459, 14 May 1915

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