MR HENRY BROWN
A Taranaki pioneer and a former Parliamentary representative for Taranaki, Mr Henry Brown, died yesterday afternoon at hia residence. Ingle wood, at the age of 78. years. Born in 1842 in Lincolnshire, England, Mr Brown arrived in New Plymouth in March, 1859, with his parents, the Rev. lL H. and Mrs Brown. The family resided at Omata at the outbreak of the Taranaki war, and were still living at their homestead until rescued the day after the killing of Messrs Ford, Passmore, and Shaw, and the boys Pote and Parker. In those days the Maoris respected a minister of the gospel, and the Brown's house, amongst a fewothers, was tapu. The' late Mr Henry Brown served throughout the Maori war, and received a commission. He represented Taranaki in Parliament from 1896 to 1899, and also occupied prominent positions on local bodies. A brother was killed at the battle of Mahoetahi on November 6, 1860. The late Mr Brown Had been connected, with the timber trade since 1877.
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OBITUARY., Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLI, Issue XLI, 11 March 1921
OBITUARY. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLI, Issue XLI, 11 March 1921
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