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OBITUARY.

LORD GEORGE HAMILTON. . . (BY CABLE— 2BEBS ASSOCIATION —COPYRIGHT.) (AUSTRALIAN AND N.Z. CABLE ASSOCIATION.) (Received September 23rd, 1.5 a.m.) LONDON, September 22. The death has occurred of the Et. Hon. Lord George Hamilton, P.C. [The Rt. Hon. Lord-George Hamilton was born in 1845 and was third son of the first Duke of Abercorn. He was chairman- of Governors of Harrow School from 1913 to 1924. From 1868 ti> ISBS he was a member of the House of Commons for Middlesex and from 1874 to 1878 was Under Secretary of State for India. He Was First Lord of the Admiralty for two separate, terms, one from 1885 to 1886 and the other from 1886 to 1892. He was appointed Secretary of State for India in 1895, a position which he held until 1903. He was also chairman of the Mesopotamia Commission from 1916 to 1917.] MR G. P. HUNTLEY.. (Received September 23rd, 1.5 a.m.) LONDON", September 22. The. death has occurred of G. P. Huntley, formerly well-lcnown on the London stage as a comedian, chiefly in musical comedy. MR ANDREW BURNETT. The death is announced of another pioneer of South Canterbury, Mr Andrew Burnett, the well-known runholder. The lato Mr Burnett, who was in his 90th year, was born at Strathnaver, Sutherlandshire, Scotland, in 1838, aild received his training in agriculture during his early years in his native country. He arrived in New Zealand in 1861, but before leaving Scotland he married M ; ss Catherine McKay who died thirteen years ago. Owner of the Mt. Cook station for 63 years, Mr Burnett leaves a monument to his untiring work in the attractive estate reaching to the slopes of the Southern Alps. It was in 1864 that Mr Burnett, in partnership with Mr George Mcßae, acquired the original holding then overgrown with scrub, and proceeded to cultivate it. After four years Mr Burnett bought out his partner, and the property remained in the possession of the Burnett family from then on. When Messrs Mcßae, and Burnett acquired_ their original holding the area was 5000 acres, but since it passed into the hands of Mr Burnett it has'been increased to 25,000 acres. Mr Burnett is survived by two sons and four daughters, one 'son/ Mr T. D. Burnett, being the member of Parliament for the Temuka district.

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OBITUARY., Press, Volume LXIII, Issue 19113, 23 September 1927

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OBITUARY. Press, Volume LXIII, Issue 19113, 23 September 1927

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