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THE LATE MR H. C. HOLMAN.

— i m Mr Holman who passed away at his residence in Auckland, on the 21st inst., after a long and eventful life, was a very old colonist, being one of New Zealand's oldest pioneers. He arrived in the Bay of Islands on the 29th of January, 184U, with Governor Hobson and Lieut. Shortland, and held the position of Government architect for a number of years. At the time the natives in the Waikato threatened to destroy Auckland if Goernor 'Hobson hung Makito (the first native hung in. New Zealand) for the murder of Mr White and family of the Bay of Island, Mr Holman had command of the fortifications in Mechanic's Bay, also took a prominent part in saving the lives of the inhabitants of Whangarei, during the Hone HekeWar. Excepting the last six years of his life he had resided in Whangarei, and bis last remains were brought up from Auckland by the Wellington, and interred at the cemetery in Kamo, according to a wish expressed by him before his death. Mr Holman leaves a widow, two sons, and two daughters; his eldest son Mr H. E. Holman, still resides at Kamo and the remainder of his family are well known to the oldest inhabitants of Whangarei district.

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THE LATE MR H. C. HOLMAN., Northern Advocate, 9 December 1893

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THE LATE MR H. C. HOLMAN. Northern Advocate, 9 December 1893

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