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Captain Tovey-Tennent

Another of the few remaining links with Tauranga's historical past was severed yesterdaj at 3 p m by the death of Captain Tovey-Teunent, at the ripe age of 84.

In his earlier days the deceased gentlemen had a most interesting and adventurous career. Born at Montreal on May 16th 1833 At an early age he entered the British Ar,»y, joining the 70th Regiment, sc uring his commission at the age of eighteen. In 1859 he married, and left almost im.meGiately for India. From ludia he came direct to New Zealand arriving at Auckland in the ship Daniel Bankin in 1861. He immediately proceeded to Fapakura, and saw much active service in the Waikato district duriug the few troublous years with the natives that followed. He also saw service in the Taranaki district, and came to Tauranga in 1867, where he has resided over since, with the exception of a few year** spent in farming at Oropi.- After coming to Tauranga he sold his commission in the army, baing about the last officer in tha British Army able to take advantage of the system which thenprevailed of selling their commissions. During the many years Captain Toyey-Tennent has resided here he has lived practically a retired life. Latterly he has been in failing health, and for the past month or more he has-been confined to his home. He is survived by his widow and the five children of the marriage, four sons and one daughter, Messrs A M. and K. F. Tovey-fennent of Ohura (King Country), Mr W. H. Tovey-Tennent of Oregon, U.S.A., Mr IIX) Tovey-Tennent of Blenheim, and Mrs Chamberlain of Wellington. We join with their many friends here and the many friends of the earlier days of the deceased Captain now resident in various parts of the Dominion, in tendering them the sineerest sympathy and condolence in their bereavement The interment will take place to-morr-ow afternoon, leaving the residence, Sixth Avenue, at 2.30 pm. for the Church of England and thence to the New Cenieteiy. '

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OBITUARY, Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6950, 14 December 1917

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OBITUARY Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6950, 14 December 1917

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