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No member of the present Parliament, states the New Zealand Times, is held in higher personal esteem than the genial, kindly and courteous member for Buller, Mr. James Colvin, ex- i Minister for Mines, whose record in public life extends over a period of forty years, and whose membership of the New Zealand Parliament was commenced in 1899 and he has continu- , oil ever since. The hon. gentleman 's j potriarchial appearance and kindly j uid benevolent disposition have en? j leared bim to. aY r ' On Saturday last Mr; Colvin attained the age. of 73 years, having been All joined in honouring .the toast and Tlie occasion was celebrated by a meet in of his intimate, .friends in "Bellamy's" when Sir James Carroll, on behalf of those present, proposed his health, and wished' him "ninny happy returns" in a highly -eulogistic speech. Without divulging the" name of the ' author, he. had been requested to read and hand him the following tributefrom, his fellow'.mernbers, which had been inscribed toj.him:— . " ; • j With style and grace our grand old ' man ■ . ... Adorns .th' assembly, when it meets His yer\rs extended be-yo.nd the span, He holds the love of all- he greets. This, said Sii; Jan'ies, would be translated into Latin. 'vorsc ,b}^ Sir John Findlay and into Maori, by Mr" Charles Parat-a and typed and. handed him lat- ■ cr. All ioihp in lionouriiig the toast, and many good wishes wero expressed for Mr. Colvin 's continued good health and presence in Parliament, either jn the House or, the Council. V I

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Grey River Argus, Grey River Argus, 10 August 1917

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HONOURING MR. COLVIN. Grey River Argus, 10 August 1917