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MR. ANDREW WALKER

A wide circle of friends in Dunedin and Wellington and in other parts of New Zealand will regret to learn of the death of Mr. Andrew Walker, formerly Labour M.P. for Dunedin North, which took place at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. 11. S. Bobertson, 13 Melling Eoad, Lower Hxitt, this morning, at the age of 78 years.

The late Mr. Walker was Tjoml at North.--Berwick, England, in 1855, and when five years of age- came out to New Zealand, arriving at Port Chalmers in IS6O. Ho was educated .at the old stone school, Union Street, Dunedin, under the late Mr. Alec Stewart and the lato Sir Robert Stout, and at the age of 14 years was apprenticed to the printing trade by the "Evening Star J' Company. He served with this company for a,period of 45 years in the capacities of compositor and 'reador. A trades unionist for over 50 years, he was always interested in the welfare of his fellow-workers, and took an active part in industrial and political affairs in Dunedin for a very long period. He was secretary of the Otago Typographical Union in 1887-88, president from 1889 to 1893, •■ and again secretary for a lengthy period from 1893. He was a prominpnt member of the Dunedin Trades and Labour Council, and a member of the Workers' Political Committee from 1903 to 1905. On the first popular vote he was elected a member of the Dunedin, Licensing Committee, and he was a member of the George Street School Committee. A member of the Ancient Order of Foresters, he attained the rank of. Chief.Banger. lit 1914 he stood as the official Labour candidate for the Dunedin North seat, 'defeating the sitting member, the Jate Hon. Cr. M. Thomson, by a substantial majority. I" 1019 Mr. Walker was defeated by Mr. E. Kellett. He then joined the staff of the Government Printing Office, retiring in 1928. • ■ ■■ The late Mr. Walker, Svlio was a man of culture, being specially well read and with a keen interest in music, was always regarded with the highest esteem by all who knew him, aud ho performed many acts of kindness. He resided for some years at Fail-view Crescent, Kelburn, and for the past two years at Lowor Hutt. He is survived by his widow and two daughters—Mrs. D. Dallas, of Balelutha, Otago, and Mrs. H, S. Robertson; of Lower Hutt. A third daughter, the late Mrs. P. M. Muir, of Ngaio, died in 1919.;

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MR. ANDREW WALKER, Evening Post, Volume CXVIII, Issue 8, 10 July 1934

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MR. ANDREW WALKER Evening Post, Volume CXVIII, Issue 8, 10 July 1934

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