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OBITUARY.

VETERAN OF MAORI WAR. Mr. Robert Russell Adam, an inmate of the Veterans' Home for the past 24 years, passed away at the hospital yesterday in his seventy-ninth year. Deceased was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1844, being the eon of a tanner in that city, and was only five years old when his father, Mr. John Adam, came to New Zealand by the ship Kelso. Robert Adam was only a lad when the Maori War broke out, and at the age of I*4 joined the 3rd Waikato Regiment, with which he served for two years. With 700 men Mr. Adam did a three days' march over the hills from Raglan to the Waipa River. Next he went to Whatawliiita, and on convoy to Te Rore, where he was stationed with the Imperial troops under General Cameron. Mr. Adam was engaged in the fight at Orakau. Next he was transferred to Cambridge, and after the war, resided at. Waiuku, Kelson and Wanganui. In 1881 he took part on the march to Parihaka, when To Whiti had stopped survey parties. Mr. Adam also followed mining at Thames, Marlborough and the West Coast. Tn IPI9, Mr. Adam entered the Veterans' Home to spend the evening of his days. Mr. Q. Falla, of Devonport, formerly stationmaster at Auckland, is a nephew of deceased. The veteran was interred this afternoon at Waikaraka cemetery. MR. JOHiN I'ATTEIRiSON. The death of Mr. John Patterson, at the age of Sβ years, removes a wellknown citizen who had served Auckland in various public capacities. Deceased was the son of the late Mr. J. Patterson, who arrived in Auckland !>y the Duchess of Argyle in 1842, and died at the advanced age of 87, Mr. John Patterson was educated at St. Peter , * school, and served his apprenticeship at the late Mr. George Leahy's dock ironworks, where he was employed about 13 years. He started business on hw own account in Karangahape Road, and later, in 1879, moved to the corner of Upper Queen and Streets, Newton. Mr. Patterson was appointed a Justice ot the Peace in 1894, and was for many years a member of the Auckland Licensing Committee. In 1900, he was elected an representative of the Karangahape Ward in the City Council. He was chairman of Ponsonby School Committee for two years, president of the Coachbuilders and Farriers' Association, and a lieutenant in the Royal Irish Volunteers. For -0 years deceased was connected with Auckland Amateur SporU Association, and filled the office of district president of the Hibernian Society in Auckland. Deceased was a consistent supporter of the Liberal party in politics. He w survived by his wife, a daughter of the late Sergeant James Clarke. " The interment took •place this afternoon at Waikaraka 'Cemetery.

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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LIV, Issue 74, 27 March 1923

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OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume LIV, Issue 74, 27 March 1923

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