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THIS LATE MR. .JOHN DUCK
I The death of Mr. John lhirknian
ton, wliicli took place last week, rc ! moves from Dunkeld a very old ami
highly respected pioneer. The deceas ed, who was 75 years of age, v.'ur. born at Wm-sop, N'ottin.'-'hamsliire,
and, in 183'.!, and arrived in Aus u by the »hij> Yorkshire in ISf.O, and shortly afterwards settled at Dunkeld. whore (writes our correspon dent) he resided till the time of his death. . He followed the trade of car penter and wheelwright, ami built the first State FCliool at Ilunkeld, as well iiR other. buildings in the dis trict. IIi: was an ardent supporter of the St. Mary's Church of Knrlaml, and was a member of the committee when Bishop Thornton laid the foun dation stone. He always took a keen' interest in everything connected with the ' h'lrch, and the last work he did was making feats for it. Mr. Uuck manton took an active part in many public functions, and held the oilice of treasurer to tiie Loyal Duke of K(linbur;:b M.lT.l.O.'O.F. Lodge for ?ft; years. lie leaves a widow and six daughters and six sons, the youngest, being now a soldier on his way to the front. There are also thirty three grandchildren. His remains were interred in the local cemetery, 011 Friday, the funeral being largely attended. The Rev. R. Giles conduc ted the service at the graveside, and made feeling references to the sterling diameter of the deceased.