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Mrs. James Lewis, mother 0f the Hon. J. Lewis, M.L.C., who died at Balaklava on Thursday, was one of the few remaining colo- nists whose connection with South Australia
dates back to 1836. She arrived at Kangaroo Island when 12 years old with her parents in the Cygnet, a vessel of 250 tons, Capt Rowls. Even at the advanced age of 82 years Mrs. Lewis had distinct recollection of the pioneer- ing days. She remembered that the women and children were not permitted to remove to
the mainland until Adelaide had been sur- veyed. They lived in tents and had abun- dance of game. The late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis lived at Richmond House, River Wakefield, in the earlier days, and for the past 25 years the latter had been in residence at Balaklava. Eleven children, 35 grand-children and 15 great grandchildren survive her. The children are Mesdames Shillabeer, Daw, Ruddock and McCleery, the Misses Lewis, and Messrs. John, James, Philip, Stephen and Harry Lewis.