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OBITUARY

MR. ROBERT J. ARCHIBALD

Mr. Robert John Archibald, who had been a foremost leader in Queensland industry and commerce for many years, died at his home in Brisbane on August 1, aged 65. He was the son of the late Hon. John Archibald, M.L.C. Mr. Archibald was also a prominent figure in musical and Masonic life. His sporting activities embraced motoring, golf, and bowls. He was president of the Queensland Bowling Association in 1922-23, during which year he headed the first official team of bowlers to tour the Dominion. His sterling character, genial personality, and eloquence of speech made a lasting impression on New Zealand bowlers.

MR. H. L. BEAUCHAMP

The death occurred early yesterday morning of Mr. Harry Lomax Beauchamp, one of the best-known and mostrespected residents of the Otaki district. The late Mr. Beauchamp, who was 62 years of age, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Beauchamp and brother of the late Sir Harold Beauchamp. He was born in Wanganui in 1877 and educated at Christ's College, Christchurch and at St. Patrick's College, Wellington. He took up farming at Otaki in 1907, and continued successfully till about two years ago. when he retired to live at Otaki Railway. For years he was a prominent cricketer, and he was considered one of the best rifle shots in the district. He. was also a keen bowler and played with the Otaki Club and later the Otaki Railway Club. For many years Mr. Beauchamp was connected with the Te Horo and Waihoanga School Committees, and for some time acted as chairman. He was chairman of the Rahui Suppliers' Society for nineteen years, and under his guidance the society made great headway. For many years he was chairman of the Te Horo Amateur Athletic Club, and he took a keen interest in the welfare of the Otaki Club.

The late Mr. Beauchamp is survived by his widow, three daughters—Miss G. Beauchamp (Wellington), Mrs. E. Ball (Kokotau, Carterton), and Mrs. L. Monk (Otaki Railway)—and three sons—Arthur (Wellington), Charles (Patea), and Walter (Hautoro). There are eight grandchildren and one granddaughter.

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OBITUARY, Evening Post, Volume CXXVIII, Issue 34, 9 August 1939

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OBITUARY Evening Post, Volume CXXVIII, Issue 34, 9 August 1939

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