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The announcement of the death of Mrs. Jas. Boneham which occurred in New Zealand in April 1st, will be received with great regret, by -her old

friends in Burra. The deceased lady was well known here as Miss Annie Phillips. Born in Kooringa in 1872 she was the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs. Jas. Phillips of Kooringa. Her father being a well-known build ing contractor. Mrs. Boneham was educated at the Burra Model School and afterwards joined the Education Department. On leaving the Train ing College she returned to Burra as an assistant and probably was one of the most popular teachers that has ever been attached to the staff. She was a thorough disciplinarian, feared in school but beloved outside. Later being transferred to Penola she met Mr. Jas. Boneham of that place whom she married in 1902. Their first home was in West Australia but about eight years ago went to New Zealand to live. For a long time she lias suffered from heart trouble which ivas the cause of her death. She [eaves a husband and three sons, two sisters, Misses Mary and Nell Phil lips, Wodonga, Victoria, and Mr. Jo eph Phillips, Rose Park, Adelaide.

The death is announced at West Australia of Mr. W. H. Halford, who some years ago was well known in Burra and the east and who then owned a portion of KiaOra station now the property of Mr. N. McBride. When, the family left South Australia to take up land in the West they 'trekked' over. The venture proved successful and Mr. Halford with his sons successfully established Credo station, near Kalgoorlie. At the time of his death Mr. Halford was liv ing in retirement at Dangin, WA.