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OBITUARY.

CAPTAIN CAMEKOX. Captain Angus Cameron, inaiinc superintendent of ilio Union Steam Sjliip Company, died at Ins home in Leith street at ail wly Jiour on the 12th. JJeccaseil was it very well known figure in Duuedin business circles, and his kindly, unassumiii"niiiiincr made liim loved and respected b Y all who knew linn, lie was in his usual health up to within a fortnight sincc, when lie was attacked by illness, and, despite every care and at tent ion, he slowly became weaker, and finally passed away. His name for many years lias been a familiar one among shipping men, and, about tho Into seventies, Captaiu Cameron, master of the steamer Uakatipu, was out; of the bestknown shipmasters in the southern sous Dora in Appin, Argyllshire, 77 j ears ago, ho spent liis youth and eariv manhood m Dumbarton, where he served an apprenticeship in Htephons's shipbuilding yard, lie first ki.uio to Dunwiin in. 1851, being then in charge of a vessel that brought a. largo number of miners from Australia to the Gabriel's Gullv gold rush. In Ins active, seafaring days he was captain of tho ships Ren Lndi and Loch Lomond, of which the latter was purchased bv the L liion Company, ami sailed from Newcastle, and was reported missing. In 1061 Captain Cameron came to New Zealand, and owned and worked lighters at Port Chalmers in company with his brother-in-law, Captain M'Catlum. lie also owned steamers, which served in the intercolonial and coastal trade. In the late seventies ho commanded the steamer Wakatipu. At one time he went Home and bought tho barque Otago, and brought her to NewZealand. She was sold to an Adelaide linn. In 1876 or thereabouts the Union Company began operations, and tool; over the Wakatipu. Captain Cameron joined the company. He was appointed marine superintendent, a position which he held for many years. His duties frequently took him Home to superintend the building of r'ne Union steamers. Two years ago he became a director of the company, lie is survived by his widow (his second wife) and four sons-John (an engineer in tho Government service. New South Wales), Alexander (a ship's captain for a Home linn), Angus (who is in New South Wales), and Dr Percy Cameron (who is expected to leave Home about May 21 for New Zealand). Mrs M'Callum,' wife of Caplain iM'C'atluin. ox-harbourmaster, is sister of the deceased, MR J. C. BUCKLAXD. The death of Mr ,T. C. Buekland (formerly of Taieri Lake Station) is announced. He died at Akaroa., in his 65ih .year. -Mr John Olmiuiing Auckland \vas a .ton of -Mr W. T. liucklaiid, and was born in Auckland in 1844. Ho was cducatcd at, Hr Kiixler's Grammar School and fit. John's College, where ho gained a scholarship which he hold for four years. Mr liu:k--land took an active part in tire war ;n lhe Waikato, serving with Colonel Nixon's force of mounted Volunteers. At the close of t.he war lie went to Knglaml, and oi his return in 1667 settled ai. Otahuhu, near Auckland. After a few years he moved to Otago, living first at Tumai (near AVaikcnaili) and afterwards at Taieri Lake Station. Mr Buekland remained there i : ll 1899, when he eold out, and in 1902 lie removed to "The Wen," Akaroa. Subsequently he purchased the -Mount Itesn Kstatc on Akaroa. Harbour. Mr liucklaiid was elected* a member of Parliament for Waikouaiti in 1884, and represented flic '. district (or [our sessions. He had also been , a member of the Waikouaiti County Coim- ,• til and of (he local Road Board. .Air Bucki land contested the Taieri seat against the i Hon. Mr Ca-rnoross in 1893, and was defeated by 80 votes. He was married in 1867 > to a daughter of the Rev. Win. Vairhurn, ! of Auckland. Mr Buekland was exceedingly woll-known throughout Olago. more particularly in tho Taieri and Waikouaiti districts. ' Mil THOMAS COt'f.r,. j Another of the steadily diminishing band of Otago pioneers has passed away in tho person of Mr Thomas Coull. who died at . his home in Eglinton road, Mornington, ai an earh hour on April 10. He was most widely known as a parln.ir ill I hfi linn of Messrs Coulls, Culling, and ' Co., printers and publishers, and, in his youth, lie had been an esteemed member of the journalistic profession, lie was born in London in 1829, and lived there during lhe ensuing 31 years. In 1360 he and his two brothers, of whom one (Mv J nines I'rancis Coull) died in January last, started a. newspaper and general printing business . in London, carrying it on successfully for ten years. The health of Mr William t'oull broke down, however, at the end of that time, ami in 1870 tho three brothers sold their business and came to New Zealand 'Ihsy settled at. once in Dunedin, and est ah lished a business, achieved the same success as had attended their work in London. During tho last thirty years the linn has I grown and Nourished, and is now one of , the beat-known, in its line, in the Dominion. For some time Messrs Coulls, Culling and Co. printed the Evening Siar for the late Mr George Bell. The late Mr Coull in his day used his I on to some notable purpose in _ writing a history of St. J'aucras and Islington whilst he was in London, and contributing articles to the London Daily News whilst in Duuedin. He was ail esteemed member of SI. Andrew's Churrh. 1 During tlie past five years or so the de- ' w-«»l gentleman had taken no active part: ) in business, but. continued to be well known 1 and resected as a prominent member of ! the community On Friday ho was at--1 tacked by increased weakness, and oarlv on L Saturday morning ho passed quietly awn v. He is survived by his widow, his son (Mr , T. O. Uoulls, of Coulls. Ciillinsr. and Co.). . and two daughters (Miss Coull and Mrs I J 11 Patterson) Yet another of our Maori war veterans has poised away in (he person of Mr Thomas Rattigan. of Waikouaiti. who died at the age of 68. Born at St. Ileliers, Jersey, he arrived in Auckland with a detachment of the 65th Regiment in tho year 1858. Tho regiment was stationed at Taranalci iiniil war broke out in Auckland, when they were sent to tho seat of the trouble, lie served rigid through ibo campaign under General Cameron and Colonel Wy.itt, two well-known celebrities. The regiment returned to England in 1361 when Mr liatligan bought himself out. lie was married hi Auckland, and. coming to Otago, settled in the Waikouaiti district, ! where he has been a resident for tho past • 40 years, until his sad ending. He was well t known iu musical circles throughout the ■ Dominion, being practically a promoter of i the band in his district. He leaves a widow and grown-up family to mourn their loss. The death occurred at his residency High street, Roslyn, on Good Friday, of Mr Allan Holmes, barrister, in his 65th year. Mr Holme? v.as a member of the firm of Holmes and White, barristere and solicitors, and wni; for ;i number of years a prominent figure in golfing and cricketing circles. Mr . Holmes was born in fieelong in 1845, and > was educated at the Edinburgh and Oxford ) Universities, gaining his degree at the - latter in 1866. After admission as a. Ixir- . ri-l »:• at the Middle Temple in 1870, he came to Dimedin ill that year, and Was . admitted a barrister and solicitor of the . Supreme Court of New Zealand soon after 5 his arrival. ! A I'row Association message states that. 1 the Hev. Father Broomfiold. parish priest :.r Coromandol, died in the hospital there i on the 16th from pneumonia: aged 68. ? Captain Macßrvde. of the Jessie Nicco!. 5 which has just returned from the Mac- - quarie Islands, reports that Mr lltifton, 1.1t.X.1t.. second officer, died during tlie I The deceased, who contracted malaria while in. -Manila, ted bop. ordered

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OBITUARY., Otago Daily Times, Issue 14507, 26 April 1909, Supplement

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