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OBITUARY.

[ DEATH OF THE HON. MAJOR 1 RICHMOND, M.LC. The Hon. Major M-Uthew Richmond, C.8., died on Saturday morning, at Nelson, in his 86th year, after a long, lingering illness. Major Richmond was Resident of Poxo, lonian Islands, in 1836, and was highly r popular there. When he left the island he was presented with a gold medal, and a 1 farewell address from the regent, bishop, judges, and inhabitants. In 1838 he was appointed Deputy Judije Advocate at St. John's, New Brunswick (Canada). He did not remain long in Canada, and, coming to New Zealand, he was commissioned in 1840 ' to examine and report on chums to grants 1 of land in this cotintry. The Wairaa I massacre took place while Major Richmond was engaged in this work, and he was despatched to re-gstablieh order. Subsequently he was Chief Police Magistrate of the southern division of the North Island I and Cook Straits (1845); Superintendent [ of the southern division of New Zealand . (1844); uud Superintendent and Remdent 1 Mugisuato at Nelson (1846). He was nominated to the Legislative Couucil during Sir George Grey's Governorship in 1853; and was elected Chairman of Committees in 18liu. Ho retained his seat in thq , Council up to tlio limo of liis decease. Major Richmond received the Companionship of tho Buth, together with Her Majesty's approbation of his services, in a ' despatch dated May 18, 1860.

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OBITUARY., Taranaki Herald, Volume XXXVI, Issue 7317, 9 March 1887

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OBITUARY. Taranaki Herald, Volume XXXVI, Issue 7317, 9 March 1887

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