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THE LATE DR SHAND

The following minute relating to the death of Dr Shand has been drawn up under instructions from tho Dunedin Presbytery : Tho Presbytery of Duncdin learn with deep regret of "the death of Dr John Shand, Emeritus Professor of Natural Philosophy in tho University of Otago, and occupant for close on oO years of one of tho three chains endowed by this Church. As one of tho original members of tho staff. I)r Shand's profes-soriat-ts was praovcally coextensive with the history of tho University. By his accurate scholarship and his remarkable gift of clear and systematic exposition, he conferred distinction upon the University, and made many hundreds of students his debtors; by his strict integrity of character and his unfailing courteey, ho won the reverence and esteem of "all who knew him; and by his marked administrative capacity, and the time, energy, and wise forethought which he devoted to the educational affairs, not only of Otago, but of tho Dominion, he rightly gained a reputation as one of our foremost educationists. This Presbytery gratefully acknowledge the debt that tho Presbyterian Church, in common with ail who take an interest in the cause of higher education in tho community, owes to Dr iShand, and express sincere sympathy with the bereaved widow and family> whom they earnestly commend to the God of all comfort and grace."

Tbo Education Board, at their meeting to-day, placed on record their deep regret at the death of Proftssor John Shand, M.A., L.LD., CM (»., and their appreciation of tho distinguished service rendered by him during the eight years ho was a member of the board. Hewastheir chairman for three years, and bis comprehensive knowledge of the system of education his wisdom, tact, and integrity peculiarly fitted him to guide in educational affairs. Among those who helped to develop tho system in the province the name of Dr Shand would ever occupy an honored place.

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THE LATE DR SHAND, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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THE LATE DR SHAND Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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