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The late Dr A. J. Fergusson came out in the ship Robert Henderson (Captain Logan). Mr Phillip Goodin, who passed away last week, came to the colony with his father in 1840 by the ship Martha Ridgway. After arrival he was for some in the employ of Mr George Alien, who was at that time engaged in boat-building in Wellington. At a later date he settled at Waiwetu, Hutt, where he spent a good many years. Thirty-five years ago he went to Wairarapa, and settled at East Turatahi. Timaru residents are presenting Mr G. A. Birch with a souvenir on the occasion of hia' retiring from the Bank of New Zealand. Mrs Emma Davies, who died at the Christ* church Hospital the other day, was the first white female born at Lyttelton. Signor Nerli, giving evidence in a court case in Auckland, said he valued his work as a portrait painter at about £4 or £5 a day, and he had received lOOgs for his portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson. The lawsuit was one in which Signor Nerli sued Herr Vennermarck for £l2 for painting Jubilee transparencies ; and judgment was given for the plaintiff for £3 16s.

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PERSONAL., Issue 10430, 27 September 1897

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PERSONAL. Issue 10430, 27 September 1897

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