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While in the rationing office at the Chief Post Office about 10 o'clock this morning Judge Charles Edward MacCormick collapsed and died.

Judge MacCormick was born in Sydney in 1862, being the son of Mr. J. C. MacCormick, who, in the early days of Auckland, was a leading "barrister. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1887, and practised in Auckland as a member of the firm of Dufaur and MacCormick until his appointment as a judge of the Native Land Court in 1906.

From 1901 to 1902 Judge MacCormick was a member of the Parnell Borough Council. In 1912 he was acting-Resident Commissioner of the

Cook Islands, and in 1918 was chairman of the Native Military Service Board. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Samoa which sat in 1927. He retired from his position with the Native Land Court in 1940- , T In his youth and middle age Judge MacCormick was a keen supporter of cricket and football. He represented Auckland at cricket and was honorary treasurer of the Auckland Cricket Association. He was also secretary of the Auckland Rugby Union for a long period. , Judge MacCormick married Miss Mabel Nichol, daughter of Mr. J. W. Nichol. Brigadier Kenneth MacCormick, formerly Director of Medical Services to the New Zealand Division in the Middle East, is a son.

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SUDDEN DEATH, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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SUDDEN DEATH Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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