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THE LATE MR. JOHN RICHARD SON MALLINSON. DEATH OF OLD PIONEER.
With the death of Mr. John Mallin- \ son at Pomborneit, last Sunday, an other old resident of the district has been removed. Mr. Mallinson was a friend of Mr. Frederick Wright who died on the same day. Born at Port land 8O years ago, the late Mr. Mal linson went with his parents to Mer ino and later to Hamilton. Having completed his schooling, Mr. Mallin son served his apprenticeship as a wheelwright and blacksmith with the firm of Messrs. Bone, McKinnon and Johnstone, afterwards setting up in business at Coleraine, in which town he was a resident, when the present King paid a visit, being driven from Casterton by Mr. Tom Cawker, a. friend of the deceased. After spend ing eight years at Coleraine, Mr Mal linson came to the Western District, first settling on and at Timboon. After six years in the forest, he came to Camperdown, and again opened business in 1894 as a general black smith and farrier, which he conducted, until his retirement in 1914, when his son, Matthew, took over, and car ried on until 1915, since which time he had engaged in dairy farming. For some time before his death the de ceased lived at Pomborneit with his son. The late Mr. Mallinson had a wide circle of friends. In the early days he was associated with Cobb and Co.'s road service and knew well such drivers as Frank Smiley, Tom Cawker, Tom Scott and Bill Mahoney. Among other or his friends was Adam Lindsay Gordon, the poet, and the late Mr. W. Trainor, a crack cross country jockey. In the districts and towns in which he lived and worked he was highly respected and esteemed by all, both as a craftsman and a friend. Although always a busy man, the deceased found time for sport of a various nature. He was a member or the Hamilton Football Club; a keen champion walker; a hurdler; a mem ber of the Camperdown Turf Racing Club, and was, along with the late Mr. W. Williams, a handicapper for the local Sports Club, which some years ago ceased activities. He also took a keen interest in coursing and rifle shooting. Mr. Mallinson was a member of the Masonic Lodge while he lived in Coleraine. His remains were interred in the Camperdown Cemetery last Tuesday afternoon, when many followed, the cortege.and paid their respects with numerous floral tributes. A service in the house prior to the funeral was conducted by the Revs. Calder Wade P. H. Widmer, and Mr. Ken Wood, missionary. The Rev. Calder Wade officiated at the- graveside Messrs. D. R. Kelly, S..A. Burtt, M. E. Mallin son, and D. McGarvie were the coffin bearers and Messrs. J. A. Aitken, W. Everett, sen, E. Timmins, F. C. Rus sell, Colin George. T. Fewtrell, M. Skeyhill, and A. J. Thomas were the pall bearers. :The funeral arrange ments were carried out by Messrs Buck and Walls. . .