Mr Robert Robinson, a member of the Taierj Cpwnly Council arid numerous other public bocHe? in the Taieii district, died at Outraru last week in his 58th year. He was born at Caversham, but lived most of his life in the Taieri Conuty. His home was at Lee Creek, Otokia. Mr George Henry Blackwell, one of the leading business men of Kaiapoi, and who had been connected with the Kaiapoi Woollen Company from its earliest, days, diet! la* I evening at the age of 74 year? (says a Christ-church Press Association message). Tho late Mr Blackwell was a native of Leamington, England. On completing his education he entered the Royal Navy and served under Sir Charles Napier. He was in the fleet which escorted the then Prince of Wales (King Edward VIJ.) on his first visit to Canada. After a few years on North American and West Indian stations Mr Blackwell in 1861 purchased his discharge, and next year came to Lvttelton. Later he took up residence at K*aiapoi, and entered into business as general storekeeper, his business becoming the largest concern in the town. He took a keen interest in public affairs, and for three years was Mayor of the borough. A London cable ".states that Dr David Forbes Borne, eldest .sou of the late Rev. D. Borrio, of Dunedin, is to bo hiunied this month to Miss May Downing, of London. _-H tho .annual meeting of tho Otago Institute last, night Dr IWiharu referred to the loss the institute had. sustained in the death of Professor Shand. Ho had served a« president, and had toikeri a share in th« ordinary'work of the institute. He took a keen interest in all matters relating to education, and wa£ one of thoee who originated tho New Zealand University. He moved—" That this institute noto with sorrow the death of their oldest member, and a former president, Professor John Shand, LL.D., M.A., and CM.G-, and express their sympathy with Mrs Shand and the family in their present trouble. The Otago Institute further with to put on re-coi-d their appreciation of the services rendered by Dr Shand in the development of the teaching of natural philosophy in the University, and (o tho cause of education in general, not only in Dunedin, but in the Dominion', by his influence as a member of the Board of Education, of tho Board of Governor** of the High Scliool, of the Council of the University of Otogo. and of the Senate of the University of New Zealand." The motion was eeoor.ded*~ by Professor Park, and carried, members rising. A Wellington telegram states that Dr Berkley, now superintendent under tho Southland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, has been appointed to a similar position in Wellington, subject to the approval jJ. 4U> iiioifltur.
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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15665, 2 December 1914