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OBITUARY.

DEATH OF MAJOR HAMLIN.

The death is announced of Major Ebenezer Hamlin, an old colonial-born settler, and well known in military and political circles in New Zealand. Major Hamlin died yesterday at his lesidence, Bell Road, Remuera, at the age of 56 years. He was the ninth and youngest son of the late Rev. James Hamlin, a pioneer missionary, who landed in New Zealand in the clays of war and cannibalism. Major Hamlin's father landed in New Zealand in 1323, under the auspices of the New Zealand Missionary Society. Ebenezer Han-lin was born in 1844, at Orua, on the south shore of the Manukau harbour. " In 1860, when the Taranaki war broke out, young Hamlin, then 16 years of age, was taken from school, and sworn in to the First Battalion of Auckland Militia.. In 1863, when the Waikato war began, he was a member of the Militia, and left to join the volunteer force at Waiuku, and served with distinction in the -Waikato War, being twice mentioned in despatches. After the war he took up a farm at Waiuku, and resided there for many years. He was instrumental in forming the Waiuku Cavalry troop, of which be was the first captain, and he did much to maintain that fine corps in a high state of efficiency. In 1874 he won the champion rifle belt at the New Zealand Rifle Association's shooting meeting at Napier. He first enFered into politics in 1868, when he unsuccessfully contested the Raglan seat in t-he Provincial Council. In 1874 he was returned for the Waiuku electorate in Council, and was appointed Chairman of Committees. When the provinces were abolished Major Hamlin represented the South Franklin electorate in Parliament for some years, and on i several occasions contested the seat with Major Harris. For many years he was Chairman of Committees in the General Assembly. He was a good Maori interpreter. The late Major Hamlin, whose big sturdy figure was well known in Auckland.'had resided at Remuera for the last few years. His death was due to heart disease and dropsy. He .eaves a widow and a family of three sons and seven daughters. The funeral of the late Major took place this afternoon at S. Mark's Cemetery, Remuera. Lieut.-Colonel Banks, officer commanding the district, in District Orders to-day, invited the Auckland Garrison volunteers, including the Garrison Band, to attend the funeral, as a last token of respect to the deceased veteran.

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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 132, 5 June 1900

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OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 132, 5 June 1900

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