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The death is announced of Mrs. A. W. Bennett; of Moonta, at the age of eighty eight years. The deceased lady was born at Oxford on January 14, 1811, and arrived at

Holdfast Bay on August 24, 1839,. with her husband, the late Mr. Thomas Bennett, and two children in the ship So- mersetshire. The family settled at Klem- zig, and established a distillery on the bank of the River Torrens. By the time that their enterprise was beginning to re turn some of the outlay it had involved a des- patch from the Home Government was re ceived by Governor Gray (afterwards Sir George) prohibiting the manufacture of co-   lonial spirits as being detrimental to the in- terests of the import trade from Great Britain. Thus the business was stopped.   Sheepfarming was the next industry to which Mr. Bennett gave his attention, and animals were procured from Tasmania. His station was situated at Lovely Valley, south of Willunga. His efforts, however, were not rewarded with success. When the Burra Mines started, Mr. Bennett engaged with Messrs. Boord Brothers. as bookkeeper at their store, a position he occupied until the opening up of the Victorian gold fields, which proved an attraction to him. He remained in Victoria for some time, and afterwards returned to Adelaide. Then he entered the employment of Mr. John L. Young as Commercial Master at the Ade- laide Educational Institution, and remain- ed there until the school was transferred to Parkside. His next engagement was with the Rev. G. A. Farr at St. Peters College, where he remained until old age compelled him to retire from active service. Mr. Ben- nett died some years ago at Port Lincoln at the age of 88½ years.