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DEATH OF MRS E. HOLMAN.

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IX XEW ZEALAND. The death occurred on Tuesday last at Wanganui of a lady who was associated with the life and now historic characters of New Zealand's infancy a= a colony of the British Empire. -Mrs. Elizabeth Holman, who has just passed away at the ripe of 04 years, was born in London, and as a girl sailed for the colony of New South Wales wita her father, the late Mr. John Morris, who for many years held the position of Official Assignee in Sydney, and was an uncle of William Morris, the pcet. Mrs. Holman paid her first visit to New Zealand in the year 1840, coming uuross to! llokianga in the barque Exporter as the guest of Captain An well and his wife, aud returning to Australia in the same vessel. The following year she came to New Zealand again, this time under the care of -Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald and Captain Peet, in the ship Earl of Lonsdale, arriving in the Bay of Islands on April 13, 1841, and was married three days later to Mr. H. C. Holman, ot Topsham, Devon, by the Rev. Robert Burrows, tho ceremony taking place in the English Churcb. which still stands at . Russell. A wedding being an unusual i occurrence in New Zealand in those days the occasion was honoured by the ships :n the harbour hoisting their Hags, while a salute was fired from two brass cannon mounted on the yacht Dolphin. A little later, after the resignation of Mr. Mason, her husband (Mr. Holman) was appointed to the position of Government architect and superintendent of Public Works at Auckland. About twelve months later Mr. Holman resigned this J position, and alter visiting Sydney with I his wife, returned again to" New Zealand, finally settling at Whangarei. ! wnere they spent the greater part of | their lives. Mr. Holman died 24 years I ago at the age of 81 years. "Mrs. I Holman is survived by two sons and two daughters. Mr. H. R_ Holman. of \V hangarei, Mr. W. A. Holmnn. of this ! city. Mrs. J. M. Johnson and Miss j Holman: also seven grandchildren and ! thirteen great-grandchilldren. j

WAJB DREIS Hf tONDOW. Evening dress Is not abolished in London, bnt It is becoming much lew cnatomary in theatres and restaurants, and paople comine up to London, who used to bring evening clothes with them, no longer do so. Stiff white collars are disappearing, and the soft collar Is worn by all classes. jThe democratic process had alrendv set ln at the House of Commons

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DEATH OF MRS E. HOLMAN., Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 280, 23 November 1917

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DEATH OF MRS E. HOLMAN. Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 280, 23 November 1917

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