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THE NEW TEAR HONOURS.

NEW ZEALAND RECIPIENTS, MR JUSTICE EDWARD'S AND MR JJ. KINSEY KNIGHTED. (TRESS association telegba*.) WELLINGTON, December 31. The King has conferred tho follow- j ins Now Year honours: KNIGHTS bachelor. W B Edwards, Senior Judge of the Supreme Court, for long and valuablo sorvicos in tlie capacity of Judge, which he was appointed in 1896. Joseph Jamos Kinsey, Christchurch, for special services connexion with various Antarctic Expeditions. COMPANIONS OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE. Colonel George Frederick Colin Campbell, V.D., becretary , Treasury, for long and _v uluable services rendored to the Zealand Government, both m a civil and military capacity. William Russell Morris, lAO.,.Secretary of the Post and lelegrap Department for valuablo Sored to the New Zealand Government.

SIR WORLEY EDWARDS. The Hon. Sir Worley B f so " wnrclß K 8.. is a nauve ot London, h. was bom in 1850. tatlier, the late Mr C. b. W. Edwards, he came to the Dominion, Jiving at Port Chalmers in toe in 1855. Ho was educated at the Dun edin Hich School, and later was articled to Messrs Julius tuid O solicitors, Oamaru. Aiter spending three years in Euroi>e, ho was admitted a barrister and solicitor m 1.8/5, au <* "J 1877 he entered into partnership with the lato Mr W. S. Moorhouse. A year later Mr Moorhouso retired, and Mr W. C. Cutten was admitted a partner. On Mr Cutten's death., in 1885, Sir W orley continued in practice alone till 18W, when he accepted a Supreme Court judgeship. The appointment was challenged upon tho ground.that the Government had exceeded their powers in appointing a sixth judge, and in loiU, after the Ballance Ministry had come into power, proceeding? were taken to test the question. Ihe Court or Appeal uphold the appointment, but on the Ministry taking the matter to tho Privy Council the appeal was upheld. A few years later Sir Worley was appointed to tho Supreme Court Bench, of which ho is at present a member.

SIR JOSEPH KINSEY. Sir Joseph James Kinsey, K. 8., is a native of Kent, England,, and was educated at tho Royal Naval School, Greenwich. Afterwards, for some yoars, he was a master at Dulwich College, a position he resigned in 1880 to como to Christchurch to enter commercial life. For many years Sir Josoph was a partner in the shippiug and insurance firm of Messrs Kinsey, Barns, and Co., later Meesrs Kinsey and Co., but he retired from active participation in the business several years ago. Sir Joseph, in addition to taking a keen and lively interest in public affairs in Christchurch, has been cloeely connected with, and deeply interested in, the British Antarctic expeditions under the late Captain R. F. Scott and Sir Ernest Sliackleton, and was of great assistance in connexion with the local arrangements for these expeditions. For several years Sir Joseph has been Consul for Belgium in Canterbury, Marlborough. Nelson, and Westland.

COLONEL G. F. C. CAMPBELL, C.M.G. Colonel George Frederick Colin Campbell. C.M.G., A.D.C. is a son of the late Mr Alexander le Grand Campbell, who camo to the Dominion in 184 i, and settled in the Nelson district. t Mr* Campbell entered the public service as a clerk in the Public Works Department in 1879, and soon afterwards became a clerk in the Tax Department soon after the inauguration of that Department. Ho became chief clerk m 1890, and later Deputy-Commissioner. At present Mr Campbell is Secretary to the Treasury. For many years Mr Campbell was well known as an athlete, and took a prominent part in yachting, rowing, and football, and has held high positions in connexion with tho governing bodies of football and rowing. He is also an old volunteer, and at one time was captain of tho Wellington Naval Artillery. Ho is at present Commander of the Wellington Coast Defence Troops.

MR W. R. MORRIS, C.M.G. Mr William Russell Morris, C.M.G., is a native of Dublin, whore he was bora in 1858. Ho was educated atBective College, and subsequently had three yearc' experionce in the Imperiai service in the Accountants' Branch of tho Goncral Post Office, Dublin, . Ho arrived at Lvtfcolton in 1874, una joined tho New Zealand Civil Service in Christchurch as a clerk in tho money order department. Five vears later ho was promoted, to the position of 'money order clerk at Wellington, and in 1882 was transferred to Christchurch in the samo position. Two venre later he was re-transferro.-l to Wellington, and became senior clork in the Accountants' Branch. Some years ago he was appointed Secrotnrv of the General Post Office, a position he has held ever since.

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THE NEW TEAR HONOURS., Press, Volume LV, Issue 16409, 1 January 1919

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THE NEW TEAR HONOURS. Press, Volume LV, Issue 16409, 1 January 1919

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