DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM T. BUCKLAND.
When the paragraph appeared last evening referring to the dangerous illness of Mr William Thome Buckland we did not think it would be our painful duty on the following day to chronicle his death. But so it is ; Mr Buckland expired at his residence, JELemuera, yesterday, and thus another of New Zealand's oldest and most energetic settlers has past to his rest. Mr Buckland arrived in the colony from South Australia in 1841, and for several years carried on the butchering business in Auckland, fulfilling for two years a contract for supplying the military. He afterwards entered into pastoral puisuits, in which his natural energy and foresight were again displayed, and he soon took a position as one of Auckland's most successful settlers He was elected to the Provincial Council and General Assembly for the electorate of Franklin, and represented that district for twenty years. He was a man of strong charstcter, and hence made fast friends and bitter political enemies, but that his brusque outspoken manner had won general popularity is best proved by the continuous occupation of his seat for the constituency which fi.st chose him as its representative. Mr Buckland was wonderfully successful in his dealings with natives, and the lands beyond Cambridge, where there are now several fine runs, were opened up mainly through his instrumentality. It is fitting that we should say now, when he has been removed beyond the reach of praise or censure, that Mr Buckland was made of that sterling stuff which has built up England's great colonies, and as a settler of the right type the province has lost in him one it could ill spare.
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DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM T. BUCKLAND., Auckland Star, Volume VII, Issue 1847, 18 January 1876
DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM T. BUCKLAND. Auckland Star, Volume VII, Issue 1847, 18 January 1876
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