MR J. G. BURGESS. The death has occurred at Hamilton of Mr James Gilbert Burgess, at the age of 84 years. Mr Burgess was born near Edinburgh, and at the age of 16 he arrived in New Zealand in the tailing ship Mermaid. He was employed on the Coldstream and White Rock sheep stations in Canterbury, and he later managed a number of stations in the Canterbury and Westland provinces. Mr Burgess took the first sheep in the ship Southern Cross to Te Akau, Raglan, on behalf of Messrs Studholme and Young. Mr Burgess undertook the arduous duty of breaking in the Te Akau block, where he remained until 1901. He acquired several holdings in the Ruakiwi and Te Akau districts, and continued to work on them until last year, when he retired and went to live in Hamilton. He is survived by a widow, two sons, and five daughters.
MR ROBERT EDWARDS. Mr Robert Edwards, who died afc his residence, New Brighton, on Tuesday, was one of the old identities, arriving in Lyttelton together with bis two sisters in 1862 by the sailing ship Queen of the Mersey. Some time after landing, Mr Edwards became established in the Springfield district, where in conjunction with Mr George O'Malley ho promoted a waggoning business, carting provisions to the West Coast. Mr Edwards drove the first waggon team down the Otira Gorge. He later relinquished his carrying business, taking up farming in tho Chertsey dieAfter a number of years in the butchery business in the North Island, Mr Edwards returned to Christchuroh in 1895, taking up his residence in Spreydon, where he remained until recently, when he went to live at New Brighton with his neice, Mrs Robert Gamble. . Mr Edwards was a single man. He was in his 93rd year.
(?M»S ASSOCIATION TXIXO*AIi.) NELSON. July 8. Senior-Sergeant William John Qninn, whose death occurred to-day, joined the Police Force in July, 1893, after serving two years in the Permanent Artillery at Wellington. In his early years in the force h© was stationed at Invercargill, Dunedin, Alexandra, Waimate, Gore, and Palmerston North. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1911. and transferred to Christchurch. In 1916 ha went to Wairoa, and on promotion to the rank of Senior-Sergeant was moved to Gisborne, and to Rotorua in 1921. In 1928 Senior-Sergeant Quinn came to Nelson to replace the • late SeniorSergeant Barrett. Mr had only a very short period to go before completing 40 years in the Service, leaves a widow and two children.
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OBITUARY., Press, Volume LXVI, Issue 19971, 4 July 1930
OBITUARY. Press, Volume LXVI, Issue 19971, 4 July 1930
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