MR. GEORGE TYLER FAMOUS 1905 ALL BLACK Member of the famous 1905 All Blacks and for many years an outstanding personality in Rugby football in the Dominion, Mr. George Tyler died suddenly this morning. He represented Auckland in the Union game from 1899 to 1911. the North Island in 1903. New Zealand in 1903 and 1904. and again in 190,"3. when he went to Britain with the most famous of all Xew Zealand teams. It was during the tour of 190-» that Mr. Tyler met King Edward VII. and shook hands with His Majesty. He was also interested in swimming, and broke the New Zealand record for 100 yards. Rowing, too, claimed his attention, and he was a member of the Waitemata Club. Of later years he has been mainly interested "in small boat racing, being president of the Home Bay Yacht Club since its inception. The commodore, \1 r. G. E. Dennes, said this morning that Mr. Tyler was beloved by all the boys who first learnt how to sail a boat under him.
Despite his many public offices, Mr. Tyler was unassuming. He performed many acts of charity that few were aware of, and lie 'helped many a "lame dog over a hard stile." For a number of years Mr. Tyler was dockmaster for the Auckland Harbour Board, and he was at his post up till yesterday afternoon. At 3 p.m., however, lie went home, and he died at -1.30 this morning. He is survived by his. wife and one daughter. Mrs. Allan Walmslev, whose husband is serving with the armed forces. Mi-. James" Tvler, engineer to the Auckland City Council, is a brother.
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SUDDEN DEATH, Auckland Star, Volume LXXIII, Issue 88, 15 April 1942
SUDDEN DEATH Auckland Star, Volume LXXIII, Issue 88, 15 April 1942
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