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OBITUARY.

Dkath op an Old Government Sebtant.— The death was recently announced of Mr. Charles Hardy, keeper of the Wallaroo Gaol. Mr. Hardy was horn at Caratrim. County

tralway, Ireland, in 1821, and was the son of Mr. Joseph Hardy, cousin of Captain (after wards Admiral) Hardy, in whose arms Nelson died. His mother wh a niece of Sir Amaral Dancer and cousin of Sir Thomas Danoer; the baronetcy is one of the oldest in Ireland. Owing to reverses of fortune Mr. Hardy left Ireland and arrived in the colony in 1852. He joined the Government service in the same year on the recommendation of the late Judge Crawford, and remained in it until his decease. He had filled the offioe of keeper at the Wal laroo Gaol for the past twenty-five years. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons. Death of Mb. Edwabd W. Pbioe.— Information has reaohed us of the death in London last month of Mr. Edward W. Price, formerly Stipendiary Magistrate and Govern ment Resident in the Northern Territory. Mr. Price when a youth entered the Royal Navy in 1846 as a cadet, was in active servioe duringthe Crimean War, and obtained theusual medals. He came out to South Australia in 1859, and joined the Civil Service in the following year. For two or three years he was Clerk of the Local Court at Gawler, and from that position was promoted to be Clerk of the Adelaide Police Court under Mr. S. Beddome. In 1873 ho was sent to the Territory as Stipendiary Magistrate, and three years later he suooeeded Mr. G. B. Scott as Government Resident, an office he held with credit for seven years. While in the Territory he won the respect of all classes, and was often associated with Mr. V. L. Solomon, one of the present members for the Territory. He married Miss Hamil ton, sister of Mr. E. L. Hamilton, who now holds the office of Protector of Aborigines. In February, 1875, while Mrs. Price with her five ohildren was on her way to Adelaide to arrange for. the education of the family, the Gothenburg, in which they were sailing, was wrecked, and the lives of all were lost. This terrible affliction prostrated Mr. Price, and to some extent affected his health, which had up to that time been excellent. In 1833 he resigned his position in the Northern Territory, and, receiving his compeneation monoy, sailed for England, where he continued to reside up to the time of his death. The deceased gentleman is survived in Australia by a nephew, who is an engineer in the Harbours and Rivers Department in Sydney. Mr. Price was well known in Ade laide during his residence here, and many will learn of his death with regret. Thb Late Mb. Hugh Chambers. — On Wednesday evening Mr. Hugh Chambers died at his residence, North Adelaide. Mr. Chamber*, who was a eoa of Mr. James Chambers, one of the early colonists and pastoralists in the North who interested him self ia the expeditions of the late J. McDouall Stuart, was born in South Australia, and had resided ab MtiDttfiore Hill for about thirty yeara. He waa a member of the firm of Barker & Chambers, the well-known stook, station, and horse salesman, of Currio street. The deceased gentleman interested bim.-olf in horseraciag, and was a member of the Committee of the South Australian Jookey Club. He also filled the position of Judge to the club for a considerable time. Mr. Chambers was only taken ill last) Saturday week, and his medical attendant attributes his death, which oame as a surprise to his friends, to acute diabetes. Tbe deceased gentleman was only forty-five years of age, and leaves a family of six.

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