MR. WILLIAM BAILEY.
An old and esteemed resident of Little Akaloa passed away on Monday in the person of Mr William Bailey. He was born in County Kerry, Ireland in 1836 and has been out in New Zealand 54 years, arriving by the ship Victoria. Mr Bailey's family spent two years after their arrival in Christchurch and then came on to Little Akaloa where the family have remained. Mr Bailey, who was twenty-eight years of age at the time of his arrival shared in all the hardships of the early pioneers. He took a keen interest in all public I matters and was always ready to [help any progressive movement •in the district, He was a single i man.
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OBITUARY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3547, 19 May 1916