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HONOURING MR. COLVIN.

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

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