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The Right Hon. W. F. Massey, Prime, Minister of New Zealand, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute. On Saturday last Mr Nicholas Holding, of New Plymouth, celebrated his 97th birthday. As a child of five or six years, Mates a, New Plymouth journal, ho distinctly recollects bis .great grandmother and her death at the, very advanced age of 120 years. She was a native of the town of .Stafford, in the Midlands, England. This old lady. Mrs Montgomery, was born in the tirst year of the reign of Queen Anne, the last of the Stuart dynasty -—l7ol—so that the two lives of Mr Nicholas Holding and his great grandmother form a link osrtendinff back for 211 year*

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PERSONAL, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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