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Quito a ,c;loom was cast over the. district on Sunuay morning - , when it became known that George Lindsay Uuke, only son of Mr Geo. Duke, music teacher, had met his death hy drowniiiig - in the Xew .River on Saturday evening - , 26th tilt. •'•Lindsay/’ as he was commonly called, was a pupil of the Boys’ High School, spent most of his spare time at fishing. lie left his home on Saturday morning - to have a day at his favourite pastime, and not returning home at his usual time, his parents became alarmed, and a. search was made, his fishing bag being found about the spot where he was last seen. The whole district turned out on Sunday to render what assistance they could. Messrs Ha/.lett, Me--He, and ITarris, who are expert hands with a boat, worked hard all day dragging the river, and their efforts came in for much favourable comment from the large number present. The search was resumed on Monday, and about 2 o'clock in the alternoon Mr W, Diamond found the body - about three, hundred yards lower down 'the river from where the accident was supposed to have happened. Lindsay Duke was a, well-behav-.ed lad, and a son that his parents may well have felt proud of. Mr and Mrs Duke and family have the sympathy of the district in their sad bereavement. The funeral to of: place on Wednesday, and was followed to the Calcium Cemetery' by a. large number of friends, the High School 'boys being very prominent. The Rev. D. Kirkland officiated in a feeling manner. *

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WAIANIWA., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 28, 2 November 1907

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WAIANIWA. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 28, 2 November 1907

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