A very old Peninsula resident in the person nf Mr John Gracia pissed away at Akaroa Hospital on Ta°edav morning after a short illness. The late John Graoi ■ was a wellknown Peninsula personality, and was best known as 'Portages John" and ppent ■he mnjority of the latter part of his life at Hickory He was born in 1844 in tbe Azores, off the foast ot Portugal. He was whaling in Bearing Strait for five years, and came to Lyite'ton in the year 1864, after nrriving at Auckland in a whaler. He came to the P> ninsula. and first worked for a Mr Cballis in Grehan Valley, and later for Messrs Felton and F. Lulievre. Later he nought a Government cotion at the head of Flea Bay, a.property known ac "Cloudy Kange," Tbii property he sold to the Rhode* Broß, and bought property in Waikerik kerj. whe/e he has resided for 40 years, He married late in life, and bad had seven children. His w'fe and six children survive him He was buriedv in the Gbu eh of England cemetery. Akaroa, yesterday, by tho Rev. A. H Julius, when a large cortege paid the ! r last respects.
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OBITUARY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3501, 3 December 1915
OBITUARY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3501, 3 December 1915
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