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OBITUARY

DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN JOURNALIST.

There died at Nelson on Christmas Eve Mvßo Carrick. one of the oldest of NewZealand journalists. The deceased in Jus youth served articles with a Glasgow legal firm, but abandoned the law for Press work. He arrived if, New Zealsnd about 1860. and followed the gold-mining rush on the West Coast, and afterwards was at Gabriel's Gullv, Tuapcka, and the Shotover in their palmy days. Mr Carrick war one of those who started the ' Cromwell Argus,' but did not remain long in Centra] Orago. I'rorecdiiig to ill? North Island, he established the ' Wajka to Times,' and later a paper in Masterton. Fur some years he was engaged in parliamentary reporting, and he acted as private secretary to Mr'.form Slieehan, Native Minister in Sir George Grey's Cabinet. Later he edited Ihe ' Wai'mea Plains Review,' established by IT- S- Valentine, and on that journal ceasing- publication took up free lance work, contributing articles to various journals. He was an enthusiastic student of New Zealand's -,-arly history, and wrote extensively on Maori traditions as well as publishing a- book.' 'New Zealand's Lone lands.' dealing with the outlying islands, the Campbells. Auckland*, and Macon a vies.

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OBITUARY, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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OBITUARY Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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