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Obituaries.

MR WT1.1,1 A M BROCKIE. Mr Broekie, who died at Avonal on August 30th, arrived in X.Z. in 1862, and after trying hi» luck as a miner on the West Coast, he took to farming - , settling - in 1877 at Harringtons, where he remained till about three years ago. Of a gvnial and obliging disposition, Air Broekie Was highly esteemed by his neighbours, and expressions of sorrow were general when news of his death reached them. AIR JOHN WILL OX. Orie of Southland's oldest business men passed away on August Jnthin the person of Air Wilson, whose residence in Southland dated from 1862. After taking part in the rush to the j Dunstan goldfields, he was engaged in business at Riverton. in connec- ] lion with Messrs Whittingham Bros. ' and Instone’s extensive establishment, and afterwards started, in Invercargill on his own account. The funeral took place on Alonday. ami was noteworthy from the number of j old identities who paid a last tribute lof respect to one of their number. l.Ur. Dunlop, of Knox Church, officiated at the grave. Air Wilson leaves live daughters and five sons, one of the latter being Air J. F. Wilson, at one time p'art proprietor of the - ' Southern Cross,” and now of Christchurch. AIR JOSEPH HE.VRY SAIALL. Death is taking heart - toll of old identities, one of the latest to leave jus being - Air J. H. Small, who came (to the colnny J 4 years ago, and who j lived in Southland for half a cenj tury. AVhen he came here, Invercargill was unnamed, the place hieing I called Kelly’s Point after an early J arrival, who was associated w ith Air I Small in bringing a mob of cattle 1 from Dunedin to the Mokomoko. ATr i Small leaves a family of 13. 16 grandchildren, and five great-grand-children, his first grandchild being IAIr J. W. Stead of "All Black” fame. 1 AIR TIIOS. REID. Air Reid, who died on Wednesday last, had been connected with the Southland Times since 1879, for the | greater part of the time as subj editor. A native of Edin.burg-h, where Ihe was bom sixty-five years .ago. ho jeame to the colony in the Robert j Henderson in Sept. . 3 862. After I seven .years of colonial life ho returnled to Scotland, where he married, (and then went out to India, linally I returning to X.Z. in 3.879. Almost i immediately after he joined the Times’ staff, and devoted himself to the duties of his position with ra.ro application. Sound commonsense, 1 manliness, -and knowledge of men I were reflected in his writing-.s, devoItion to duty being his outstanding I characteristic. He did a lot of good work, most of it at night, when the rest of the world slept, and found his greatest reward in the doing of it thoroughly—he left no loose ends. Air Reid was Justly esteemed for his many sterling qualities of mind and heart. He is survived by two sons an/d five daughters. Air ROBT. OLIVER SWEETAIAX. The many friends of Air Robert Sweetman, formerly of the Crown Hotel, Otautau, and now of Gladstone, Invercargill, will regret to loam that his only son, Mr R. 0. Sweefcman, died on Tuesday from an attack of appendicitis. Deceased who was in his 18th year, was an ■active member of the Athletic Football Club.

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Obituaries., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 21, 7 September 1907

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Obituaries. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 21, 7 September 1907

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