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OBITUARY

MR. HENRY D. ACLAND

The death is reported from Christchurch of Mr. Henry Dyke Acland, a well-known figure in the public life of the Dominion. Mr. Acland, who was born in New Zealand in 1867, gave wide community service both with local bodies and in the cause of education. He was educated at Christ's College arid took his B.A. degree at Oxford. After being admitted as a barrister-at-law at the Inner Temple in 1891 he spent some years in New South Wales and returned to New Zealand in 1904. From 1923 until the time of his death

he had been a member of the Senate of the New Zealand University, and for many years, including ten as chairman, he had a seat on the Canterbury University College Board of Governors. He also did much good work for the W.E.A., being sometime president of the Dominion and Canterbury councils. Mr. Acland had been president of the New Zealand Sheep Owners' Federation from 1909, a member of the New Zealand Meat Board for many years, president of the Citizens' Association in Christchurch, and a member for some years of the Christchurch City Council, as well as having been chairman of the Railways Board in 1924. He was the South Island Consul for Denmark, and in the poliItical field was a Reform candidate for the Avon seat in 1914. He was a partiner in the firm of Wilding and Acland, barristers and solicitors, and was also a director of Andersons Ltd. and Beath and Co., Ltd. His wife died some little time ago, and he leaves two daughters, one of whom has been a prisoner of war. A brother is Colonel Sir Hugh Acland.

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OBITUARY, Evening Post, Volume CXXXIV, Issue 143, 14 December 1942

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OBITUARY Evening Post, Volume CXXXIV, Issue 143, 14 December 1942

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