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MR. JOHN ANSTEY

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. John Anstey, in his eighty-fifth year, states a Press Association message from Timaru. Born in Devon, Mr. Anstey came to New Zealand in 1878, settling in South Canterbury, where he took up farming. In 1905 he was appointed a member of the Royal Lands Commission, and as a result of this work was appointed to the' Legisla-

tive Council in 1907, being a member till 1916, when, reversing the usual procedure, he entered the House of Representatives as member for Waitaki, and served five years. He was a member of the Timaru Borough Council, a foundation member of the South Canterbury Power Board, a member of the Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, and a director of the Canterbury Farmers'- Co-operative Association for 30 years. He is survived by a daughter and three sons.

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MR. JOHN ANSTEY, Evening Post, Volume CXXX, Issue 52, 29 August 1940

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MR. JOHN ANSTEY Evening Post, Volume CXXX, Issue 52, 29 August 1940

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