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Word was received in town on Friday of the death of Mr G. W. Binney, well known auctioneer and merchant, in Auckland. Mr Binney was a man well advanced in years, and death resulted from an accident sustained through falling down the com-panion-way of a steamer on the voyage from Sydney to New Zealand. Old identities in Southland will be sorry to hear of his death, and no one will feel it more keenly than our genial townsman, Mr Wm. Todd, who was associated with him, and eventually took over his business here. In ' 1863 Mr Binney conducted an auctioneering business in Bee street, and being a man of upright character and straight dealing, he did a fine business. He went in largely for importing Tasmanian produce, etc. When the Hokitika rush broke out Mr Binney, like hundreds of others, struck out for the new field, and eventually settled in Auckland, and passed, away as stated. lOtir friend Mr Todd (to whom we are indebted for the foregoing particulars) still pins his faith to Southland and its resources, and could fill a book with early day reminiscences and anecdotes that have never 3-et seen the light of day.

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Obituary., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 21 September 1907

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Obituary. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 21 September 1907

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