The committee of the Otago Early Settlers' Association met yesterday, there being present—Messrs Donald Reid (president, m .the chair), G. Calder, E. C. Hazlett, W. Nicolson. W. D. Stewart, Mrs C. H. Hay ward. Mi- G. C. Proudfoot (lion. treasurer), and Mr J. Wood (secretary). A vote of thanks was passed to the following for gifts to the muselm and portrait gallery ; _Miss Robertson, for laTge framed portrait of Mr and Mrs J. B. 'Stevenson, and for portrait of Mrs W. Hay, passenger ship Pladda, 1861; to J Currie EUes, for Bible used bv his father on board the Philip Laing, 1848, also his parents" marriage lines and other documents of historic interest; to E. C. Reynolds, one of the first auctioneer's licenses issued under the Act of 1865, signed by his father W. H. Reynolds as Provincial Treasurer; to W. H. Sherwell Roberts, for a copy of his latest publication on Place Names and Early History of Otago and Southland. A resolution 1 of sympathy was passed to Airs Sinclair Pedeiij a member of the committee, on the occasion of.her late bereavement, the secretary to convey the same by letter. • The question of a reunion of members, the consideration of which was held over from last meeting, was dismissed, and it was decided to hold the gathering on tho night of People's Day during Show Week in November, and thus give, the country members a special opportunity of attending. Tho following letter of thanks was received from Miss M. Downie Stewart, chairwoman of the Women's Patriotic Association; —"On behalf of the committee of the Dunedin Women's Patriotic Association, I wish to thank tho .Early Settlers very sincerely tor their innumerable kindnesses to us ever since we began our work in connection with the Expeditionary Force, not only for the use of your hall."bub for the unfailing kinduess and courtesy in every way possible from every member of the association. Wo owe you a debt of gratitude. Without your help and co-operation wo all feel that "it would have been quite impossible to do the large amount of work we have been privileged to do. Will you please couvey to your committee our feeling of appreciation and deep gratitude." The names of tho following early settlers who have passed away were recorded on tho minutes:—John Tavlor. arrived Solway, 1863- James Nisbet (63), Robert Henderson, 1863; James Miller Brown (70). Pladda, 1861; William M'Lean (69), Dauntless, 1863; Murdoch Campbell (87), to Southland, 1859; Ronald M'llwrick (85), Palmyra, 1858; John Crallen (82), Regina, 1858; Mrs Ann Moncou (75), Harry, 1843, from Nelson; John Thomas Gwyu (83), 1864; Luke Walsh (67), Chili 1860; John M. H. Mitchell (84), Aldin»a 1860; S. H. Roche (74), 1862; John Whvtock (83), Ben Lomond, 1863; Alexander Forbes (81), Pladda. 1861; William Hay, Aiax 1849- Mrs May Hunter (94), 1861; John Moir (84), 1864; James Hay (76). 1861; George Elliott (79). 1861; Mrs R. Hewatfc (84), Henrietta, I860; Frederick Bncknel! (95* arrived 1862; Mrs James Curie, Jura, 1858- W. Burnside (74), Bruce, 1850; Johu Dowling (31), 1861.
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EARLY SETTLERS, Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914