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DEATH OF AN EX-M.P.

I (press association telegram.) ! WELLINGTON, October 1. j Both Houses of Parliament adjourned ! this afternoorf as a mark of respect to ; tho memory of the late Air It. AI. j Houston, ex-AI.P. for Bay of Islands, ] and passed resolutions expressing api preciation of his services and sympathy , with his family. Air Robert AI. Houston. ex-AI.P. for <Bay of Islands, died at Alangonui on .Sunday, at the age of seventy years. Air Houston was born in County Down. Ireland, arid was educated at Belfast Academy and at Queen's College, Belfast. He was attracted to New Zealand, and arrived at Lyttelton on the ship Canterbury on January 10th, 1864. 1 Six months afterwards he went to ' Auckland, and after acting in the capacity of school-teacher at Whangar.i ! and Otara took up storekeeping at ; Alangonui. During his residence in ', the district he acted as chairman of various local bodies, included in which ; was a term of 24 years as chairman of ; the Alangonui County Council. In ' 1891 Afr Houston entered Parliament ] as member for the Bay of Islands electorate, which he represented until his j retirement in 1908. He was for 15 ! years chairman of the Native Affairs j Committee of the House of Representa- ; tives resigning in 1906 owing to -11— ! health.

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DEATH OF AN EX-M.P., Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14475, 2 October 1912

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DEATH OF AN EX-M.P. Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14475, 2 October 1912

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