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On Sunday there passed away one of the earliest and best known of the Southland settlers, Mr. James Mackintosh, lateM.U.R. for AVallaee, at the age of 69 years. The deceased gentleman, says the Southland Times, was born in Loch Inver, Sutherlandshirc, and emigrated to Australia while still a young man and several years before gold was discovered there. While in Vic-i toria Mr. Mackintosh's capacities and taste for public life asserted themselves and on two occasions he was elected to Parliament for the East Bonrke constituency. In the sixties he came to New Zealand, having sold his interest in a Victorian property and decided to settle in Southland. He purchased the Strathmore estate of 3000 acres in the Otautau district, and afterwards Gladfield, 14,000 acres, successfully managing both estates for a number of years. In company with other well-known pioneers Mr. Mackintosh sat in the old Provincial Council. In ISSO he was elected to the Southland Education Board, and remained on that body almost continuously until the recent election, when, owing to failing health, he did not seek re-election. In 1890 and in 1593 he gained the Wallace seat, but was defeated when he stood for that electorate in December last. In recent years his health gave way and latterly he broke up completely. It is only those who knew Mr. Mackintosh in the early days who can realise the benefits the district has received by having in its midst so enterprising and shrewd a settler as he then was. As an employer of labour Mr. Mackintosh was deservedly popular. His hospitality also was without stint, and that, in days when modes of travel were slow and houses few and far between, made him immensely popular. The deceased leaves a grown up family of seven sons and four daughters.

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OBITUARY. Mr. J. MACKINTOSH, Ex-MH.R., Evening Post, Volume LIII, Issue 113, 14 May 1897

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OBITUARY. Mr. J. MACKINTOSH, Ex-MH.R. Evening Post, Volume LIII, Issue 113, 14 May 1897