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FUNERAL OF WILLIAM THORNE BUCKLAND.

The mortal remains o£ this gentlemen w i interred yesterday in St. Stephen's Chord,* yard, Parnell, in the presence of a lat " assemblage of mourning friends. Mr. B„ ? land~was"one~of "the"old settlers inthjTfp vince—arriving here, as previously stJpj in IS4l—and having been engaged for at • least a T quarter of a century in activp risiv ' life, lie was as -well known as v > ; was highly esteemed. The funeral m { itege left the residence in Bemuera i 1 : 3p.m„ the body being borne ? : four horses, and followed by a long proZT sion of settlers on horseback, andalin«7f 2S carriages containing most of the leadjn i citizens and official personages both oft)] ? General and Provincial Governments. TV ! Provincial GovernmentoQiees were closed at ■ one o'clock in l-cspect to the memory of the it ceased. The route of the funeral ' was by Newmarket, West Manukau Boai ' turning off by Bishop's Court throng Brighton, and along St. Stephen's Koad tv' f . the churchyard, which overlooks JudceV Bay near the residence of Mr. SwainsonaiJ ' that of Sir William Martin. This pr£-\ V" church is very secluded—the only vi e A, it being from the harbour—hu( > the resting-place of most of the first settlai 4 , in the province of Auckland. The chief 0' mourners were Mr. Alfred BuoklandE(brother), the sons of the deceased "fr gentleman, and Messrs. Samuel Jackson and r Joseph Banks. At the grave-side we noticed if his Honor Mr. Justice Gillies, George l| Maurice O'Rorke, Esq., and p Speaker of the Provincial Council, Messrs, » John and Joseph May, George, Wise. II man, Prazor, Constable, aud EUev B A. K. Tayior, E. Hesketh, J. L, Wilson' E D. M. Luckie, J. C. Firth, T. Whitson, G. E Johnstone, W. Anderson, W. Motion ji D. B. Cruickshank, J.- T. Boylan, J. yj | Clark, and John Wallace (Flat Buslj. § The funeral service was road by Dr.' 1 Purchas, after which the body | lowered into the grave, and the large cou.-' it course of friends who attended to pay their 1 last tribute of respect to the deceased Eepi. s rated. . S

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FUNERAL OF WILLIAM THORNE BUCKLAND., New Zealand Herald, Volume XIII, Issue 4426, 20 January 1876

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FUNERAL OF WILLIAM THORNE BUCKLAND. New Zealand Herald, Volume XIII, Issue 4426, 20 January 1876

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