■ I ♦•. Pr Finite, now nt the Tha-3r.r>?._ ws< last incut appoinifrt medical snpcriinei:, dent of the 'West port, District Hospital. Tin' death is announced, at the ago «l 80. of Mr John Harris M'Caw, a, rcside-tt of Tmivsnga for 50 years-, a Maori War veteran, raid town -■lerk of Tam-anp* since the boroucrh was established in 3 882 till four years ai;o. Mt I'.' Palmer, vho has- for many years been manager at Jlcw? Ross ptvl f,'lendiniui:'s clnthin:,' factory, arid who has severed his ennnc-'tion with that firm. was presented b:-t cvonin"; with a purse, of sovereigns subscribed V.y the w> plovees. 'Die prisentation took plar« s s Mr Palmer's residence at St. Clair, where, a number of the (.bier employers, rcpno sentin-' the factory worker?, paid a. surprise visit. Lieutenant -Tardine. who distinpuished himself for eallaut conduct', in caring !uf the wounded the defem-p of Ypres, is a son of Mr .1. V. Jardine. of Lincoln road. Napier, and was educated at the Napier Boys' Hicli School and later at the Wannaiini Collcee. lie was sent, to England to study medicine. a;id quakfied nt, London Piiivrraity. subserviently becoming house surgeon at the Northern Hospital. Liverpool, a, post he held for six months, leavin;,' a month be tore the war broke out to offer his services tn the Army.
News was received in Sydney last week of the death at Folkestone. England, of Captain E. Ik Ellis, who will still be> remembered by many in Australia, states the 'Sydney "Morning Herald.' although it is long sin. e lie retired from the mm. He was born in London in 1827, and earm* as ,in apprentice to Hobart in '.'1843 in the barque John Ren wick. v.bi<-h brouirhr, convicts, 1 itH'.idiiii.' not only :i clergyman ami a lieutenant, but political offender*! and quit'' voiim.: boys who bad committed. only 'trivia! offences. In 1844 he, first came to Sydney nil the St. I ieorce, thecravk Sydney trader of those days, and after several royajfs to Sydney in tbs same ship was transferred to the Navarir.o. which traded to Adelaide and Melbourne. In 1858. v.-ben in command of the Constance, he bronsht Ids first- batch of immigrants (150 sinple girls) to Hobart. In 1063 he conveyed troops to Auckland in the Empress during fim Maori Wist urban-",", (as later to :he lied Sea in the Abyssinian War). _ Worn 1072 he conveyed many thousand irrtmijrrau!-, as veil as other passengers, tn Syniiey, Brisbane, and cc-casionallv New Zealand in the f'nilina: shir-? Indu = . Alexandria, Snrrev. Wiltshire, and. d urine; a romidoi - able 'period, the Winifred. _ _ After 50 vears' lite at- sea, during chick he nvt with many adventures. _ but never with any sen'ou r casnal' v to ins .ocp. Captain Ellis retired in Lattmiy be lived at Folkestone. II- rct.nm-d his heabh and all bis faciiit >•■?. toirr-il-.er with in* interes' in life, nm'iurininvi almost to tle« end. and died on November 14 in his R"<b vear. His wife jom:: oredc-eased him. Ho has l,ft one .on. Mr Havelnck Ellis, the author, and four daughters. His Honor Mr .instke S,m left !<w -A eh
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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915