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PERSONAL ITEMS

Mr. J. T. Martin left for Wellington .-!g last night. i 'WgH Mr. I. J. Goldstine left for Welling- ||| ton yesterday. Mr. R. P. Dykes, Judge of the Native igm Appellate Court, travelled south last The Minister of Education, the Hon. .-MB H. G. R. Mason, arrived from Welling- fefjg ton yesterday. Colonel F. L. _G. West, _ Northern ■|f| Regional Commissioner of Civil Defence, left for Wellington last night. Lieutenant-Colonel J. M. Thwigg, ,(1 D.5.0., New Zealand Medical Corps, ffl arrived' from Wellington yesterday. !|| Mr. J. P. O'Connor and Mr. C. R if Cowan left last night to attend a meet- : |B ing of the Wheat Committee in ChristKING'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT | (P.A.) "WELLINGTON, Tuesday In reply to a recent message of sym • | pathy sent from the Maoris in connec- *;|| tioß with the death of the Duke of Kent, the Governor-General, Sir Cyril 1 Newall, has received the following mes- Vj sage from the King:— \ . ;|f "Please convey to the Maori people 'jf§||! of New Zealand the sincere thanks of myself and my family for their kind, jig message of sympathy, which we so J§ greatly appreciate.'' v|ffi A message of sympathy in the death of the Duke of Kent has also been k received by the Government from Nor- | wegian residents in the Dominion through the honorary Consul for Nor- l| way, Mr. Jack Halligan. THE GOVERNOR GENERAL fl (P.A.) WELLINGTON. Tuesday His Excellency the Governor-General. Sir Cyril Newall, to-day received the Hon. F. Jones, Minister of Defence, the Hon. W. J. Broadfoot, Minister of If National Service, and Mr. J. S. | ! Hunter, Director of National Service.

WASHINGTON POST FORMER AUCKLANDER Advice of his appointment to the office of Strategic Services in Washington has been received by Mrs. E. Luxton, of Royal Oak, from her son. Dr. Felix M. Keesing, well-known Poly- . nesian authority, formerly of Auckland. Dr. Keesing's work will be special research on Pacific islands, in a civilian capacity. Dr. Keesing has written several books on the Polynesian races, and has for some time been a professor at the University of Hawaii. Mrs. Keesing, who collaborates with her husband in research, also is a former Aucklander. Dr. Keesing was educated at the Auckland Grammar School, and both he and his wife are graduates of Auckland Universitv College. " OBITUARY MISS I. BOSTOCK (0.C.) HAMILTON. Tuesday The death has occurred of Miss I. Bostock, company commander of the women's section of the Hamilton Home Guard Battalion. Miss Bostock took a I keen interest in the training of the : company which recently won the cup for the "most progress made during the 13' ear - #

HEROIC SURGEONS GRAND WORK AT TOBRUK SYDNEY, Aug. 28 The Australian General Hospital at Tobruk performed extraordinary feats of surgery and endurance in the face of great hardship during the siege, .the Minister for the Army, Mr. F. M. Forde, said in a statement at Canberra. It had been necessary to evacuate trained nurses, and their duties had to be taken over by hastily-instructed orderlies. Exhausted surgeons, sometimes wearing only shorts, waterproof aprons and gloves, had to work at night _in a stifling operating theatre with windows heavily blanketed to ensure a blackout. In a heavy air attack early in the siege nearly 100 patients were killed. Exact Sgures had yet to be assessed, but it was known that the hospital had a <ll ost remarkable proportion of recoveries. Work in the operating theatre had to be carried on under most weakening conditions. All the hospital staff lost weight from the excessive heat. Surgeons found the usual operating costume entirely unsuitable. Gowns soon became saturated with perspiration. . There was an excellent view of the harbour from the X-ray department, which was nicknamed "The \Yardell Strand." From the window, harbour strafing could be watched in comfort and comparative security. When ".'Bardia Bill," an enemy big gun, had f.red nine "dud" shells in succession, a yell of "1 for 10'' went up when the tenth shell explodec 1 . The shelling was resumed i:a the afternoon, and continued for some time. When it finished, Headquarters rang up for the "stumps score." It was 3 for 52.

PASTORALIST'S £610,558 THE LATE MR. E. J. WATT SYDNEY, ATIg. 2S Estate and probate duties exceeding £250,000 will be paid on the estate of tfie late Mr. E. J. Watt, formerly of Rose Bay. Mr. Watt had extensive pastoral interests, and was the owner over a long period of many noted racehorses. His estate has been sworn for probate at £610.558. . . Among the bequests in his will are gifts of £SOO each to the Returned Soldiers' Associations in Sydney, Brisbane and Longreach. and £SOO to G. P. Nallon, of Rannwick, who had trained some of Mr. Watt's horses. To his widow Mr. Watt left an annuity of £SOOO a year, free of all deductions and of Commonwealth and State taxes. £- TOO MANY STILL IDLE AUSTRALIA'S FIT WOMEN SYDNEY, Aug. 28 There were still too many fit women in Australia not actively _ engaged in useful war work, the Minister for Air, Mr. Drakeford, said in Canberra. Ten thousand Australian women had already joined the W.A.A.A.F., but |g therefore still too many women outside the service who could make a far more a valuable contribution to the war effort than they had done yet. Last Eiecember, there were in Australia 220,000 women between the ages of 18 and 45 not employed. Even now, many were not engaged in useful war g work, although they were of an age, education and health standard to nt them for service in the W.A.A.A.F.

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PERSONAL ITEMS, New Zealand Herald, Volume 79, Issue 24368, 2 September 1942

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PERSONAL ITEMS New Zealand Herald, Volume 79, Issue 24368, 2 September 1942

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