OBITUARY. Aother of the old pioneers of this dis- trict, Mr William Robertson, aged 77 years, passed away on Saturday at the residence of his sister, Mrs C. G. Cathels, in Port- land. The deceased gentleman arrived at Portland with his parents on January 12 1852, and had thus been a colonist for seventy-two years. Mr Robertson had lived for the greater part of his life in this district, but he was fond of travelling, and at intervals visited Western Australia. and New Guinea. He took a keen interest in all kinds of sport, and at one time owned several good racehorses, with which he won some important races. He was a superb horseman, and followed the Caqs- terton hounds in the early days. Mr Robertson also rode in the famous Col- teraine Great Western Steeplechase. He was a recognised authority in regard to all kinds of stock, and for some years acted as manager of the Springwood estate. His surviving brother and sisters are: - Mr John S. Robertson, of Struan House, Narracoorte; Mrs W. Lewis, Hamilton. Mrs J. R. Brown, Mrs C. G. Cathels, and Mrs J. R. Kean, Portland. The remains were interred at Hamilton - "Spectator. "