DEATH OF MR HENRY LEE ROBINSON.
(West Coast Times, Nov. 14.) The death of Mr Robinson will be felt as a shock by a host of friends, not only on the Coast but throughout New Zealand, especially in Canterbury. Born in one of the Midland Counties of England in 1836, and descended from a race of farmers, the natural bent of his mind was always towards stock, and he was in some respects as good a judge of cattle and sheep as any man in New Zealand. On reaching man's estate he went to North America and gained an intimate knowledge of British Columbia, a province that has recently attracted much attention and is progressing rapidly, but which, at the time we mention was almost a terra in-, cognita. Having gained what was for him a sufficiency of American experience he came to New Zealand, being attracted by the Otago goldfields. A year or two I spent there and the West Coast rush set 'in and Mr Robinson accompanied it. He had not been long in this district before he commenced butcherinig in Kanieri, a business which he carried on with varying success for many years. He then came to Hokitika, purchasing from MrTabart the old established stock salesman's business of Mark Sprot & Co. which he conducted for about 18 years, ultimately disposing of it to his son, MrE. H. Robinson, and Mr J. F. Harper. For the last 2or 3 years Mr Robinson has been in very indifferent health. The lamented death of his wife, I which took place whilst away at his son's station at the Paringa, preyed very much on his mind, and he has never been the same man since. He has recently returned from a six months' visit to Canterbury and his friends were afraid they detected signs of incipient paralysis. Unfortunately this proved to be the case. He was going home from the Boating Club rooms on Friday night with his eldest son, Mr E. H. Robinson, when he eomplaSaefi tf feeling ft Weakness
in the legs. On reaching his gate he would have fallen but for his son's aid. Assistance was procured and he was put to bed, but he never rallied and died at one o'clock yesterday morning — 26 hours afterwards. Mr Robinson was a man of exceptional ability and would have made a prominent public man, having exhibited special aptitude for public business as well aa possessing a polished and facile style of public speaking, whilst public affairs would have gained greatly by his services as he was a man of strict integrity. He filled the office of County Chairman of Westlaud at a time when the Westland County possessed powers almost equal to those of the provinces. In that office he displayed conspicuous ability aud gained general approval. He was Mayor of Hokitika when Lord Onslow visited us on his " specially conducted" tour through Westland, and his speech at the dinner given to the Governor was by far the best one delivered on that occasion. He has filled several other public positions with credit, and leaves hosts of friends who will greatly deplore his death and join with us in tendering our sincerest sympathy to his children, of whom there are nine, mostly grown up.
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DEATH OF MR HENRY LEE ROBINSON., Grey River Argus, Volume LVII, Issue 10133, 15 November 1898
DEATH OF MR HENRY LEE ROBINSON. Grey River Argus, Volume LVII, Issue 10133, 15 November 1898
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