NATIVE LAND COURT.
, [press association.] AUCKLAND, yesterday. The death is reported of Mr Her- • bert !Prank Edgeivone of the Judges of the Native Land" Court, and formerly Under-Secret ary of Native Affairs. The announcement came as a painful surprise to his many frier***. Judge Edger was very • popular with/ all who had pleasure of his acquaintance., He was the son of tbo late Rev. Samuel Edger, and was born in Kimbolten, Huntingdonshire, in 1854. With his parents he came to Auckland in 1862, and he and las family, were amongst the first of the Albertian'd settlers. . In 1889 he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court, and was appointed -a Judge of the Native ' liaml Court in 1894. Latterly' his healtli had failed to some extent, and his medical advisers suggested that he should visit Auckland. He became worse and ah operation, was found to be necessary. The operation was performed on Saturday last, but Judge Edger never Tallied, and he passed away yesterday. He has left a widow, but no children. - The deceased gentleman's sister, Miss Lilian Edgei was the first lady to take an , M. A. •degree in New Zealand. She is well known as a brilliant platform speakerj and is leader of the Theosophical Society., ' . •
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