Death of Pioneer In his ninetieth year Mr William Poland passed away at his home. South Portland, on Monday last, al- most simultaneously, remarkable to relate, with the pageant of the landing of the Hentys at 8.30 that morning. The late Mr Poland was closely associated with the old pio- neers of this district, and his death severs practically the last link with the very early days. He landed here in 1856, and settled at Mun- tham, but shortly afterwards re- moved to Portland. There he met Edward Henty, for whom he ma- naged "Burswood," the original homestead, for 25 years. The de- ceased gentleman was of high moral and religious character, and his main thought throughout his long life was for the uplifting of his fellowmen. He was a devout member of Wesley Church, and for 25 years conducted a young men's class there. Out of a family of seven only two girls survive, and his wife predeceased him 9 years ago.