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MR. ALEXANDER WILSON PROMINENT PART IN RUGBY TJic death of a former Auckland and New Zealand Rugby representative, Mr. Alexander Wilson, aged 65, occurred yesterday morning at his home in St. Leonard's Roadj Devonport. As a young man Mr. Wilson was keenly interested in joined tho Newton Club when it hacfeono of the leading teams in senior footfall in Auckland. While he was a player ifi the senior team the club won the club championship in 1898, and was runner-up the following year. Mr. Wilson was chosen as an Auckland representative in 1896, 1897, 1899, 1900 and 1902, while he went to Australia with the visiting New Zealand team of 1897, a very strong combination, which won nine of ten games played. During the tour ho was considered to be one of tho best forwards. After his retirement from playing Mr. Wilson continued to take an interest iri tho game. For a number of years Mr. Wilson, who was a storeman, lived at Devonport, where he was an active member of the Devonport Methodist Church, of which he was a trustee and steward. He also took a prominent part in the activities of tho local Druid Lodge. Tho funeral, at which the Auckland Rugby Union and other sporting organisations will be represented, will take plac* at the O'Neill's Point cemetery this afternoon. MR. C. A. TOMLINSON [from our own correspondent] HAMILTON, Thursday The death occurred in Hamilton to-day of Mr. Charles Augustus Tomlinson, a former well-known figure in New Zealand journalism, at tbe age of 70 years. Born at Bishopdale, Nelson, Mr. Tomlinson was employed for many years as a reporter and press photographer on the Lyttelton Times, later joining the staff of the Christchurch Press. In the course of his career he travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and on one occasion made a journey alone on horseback through the Haasfc Pass, a feat considered impossible without the services of a guide. Mr. Tomlinson also explored many of the far northern parts of tho North Island. He took many photographs for the Government Publicity Department, some of which are now featured in the Dominion office in London. Mr. Tomlinson retired from journalism seven years ago and came to Hamilton, where he conducted a private school. In his earlier years he was interested .in many branches of sport and he won numerous trophies for pigeon shooting. Mr. Tomlinson is survived byhii wife.

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OBITUARY, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIX, Issue 21307, 7 October 1932

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OBITUARY New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIX, Issue 21307, 7 October 1932