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OBITUARY.

HON". A F. HAWKE. The death occurred at his residence, Gladstone, on Sunday morning of the Hon. Archibald Fotheringham Hawke, one of the most widely-known business and public men in New Zealand. The Hon gentleman gave freely of his energy and ability to the public and he was a generous supporter of both public and private charities. For two terms, from 1918 to 1932, he was a member of the Legislative Council. Deceased was born in 1862 at Stirling, Port Augusta, South Australia, where his father owned a station. When ten years of age he accompanied his parents to N.Z. and settled in Invercargill where he received. his education. Mr Hawke joined the National Mortgage and Agency Co., of N.Z., Ltd. when it opened its business in 1878 and he served 40 years with it, and largely owing to the policy followed by him the company contributed considerably to the progress of land settlement in Southland. Deceased took a very prominent part in local body work, being associated with the High Schools Board of Governors, Bluff Harbour Board, Southland Hospital Trust and Charitable Aid Board, of which three latter bodies he served as chairman for several years. Many other organisations had the benefit of his business acumen. He also took an active part in sport in his younger days. Some years ago the Hon. Hawke built a house in Queenstown and he and members of his family have since then been periodically in residence there. Deceased became very well known here and was a great favourite with old and young. Airs Hawke predeceased him four years ago. He leaves a family of two sons and three daughters.

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OBITUARY., Lake Wakatip Mail, Issue 4282, 29 September 1936

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OBITUARY. Lake Wakatip Mail, Issue 4282, 29 September 1936

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