PASSING OF THE PIONEERS. x Still another old pioneer, in the person of Mrs. C. Robb, has passed on. Her death occurred on Tues- day at her residence, Hurd Street. She was a native of Polmont, near Falkirk (Scotland), and landed at Portland by the ship Indian Ocean in 1854, residing here for 73 years, dur- ing 65 of which she occupied the same house. Her husband was a stone mason by trade, and carried out the construction of the Union Bank, Brit- annia House, and the Cape Nelson lighthouse. His workmanship was renowned, and bore the stamp of a master hand. He predeceased his wife 22 years ago. Their first child was born at sea, off the island Tristan da Cunha, one of a group of British possessions in the Atlantic Ocean. The late lady, who was respected in all circles leaves a family of three sons and four daughters-Andrew (Hamilton), John (Adelaide), Charles (Portland), Mary (Mrs. R. G. Brown, Chelsea), Mrs. J. Ivey, (Brunswick), Mrs. P. Brown (Mal vern). Two daughters died in in- fancy. Also remaining are 23 grand- children, 29 great grand-children, and a great-great-grand-child. She was aged 96 years. The death occurred at Paschendale on Thursday last of Mrs. W. Annett, whose husband predeceased her, only a few weeks ago. The deceased lady was 77 years of age, and had been ailing for some time with heart trou- ble, to which she at last suc- cumbed. She was a native of Nar- rawong, being a daughter of the late W. Millard, of that district. She leaves one sister, Mrs. W. Rhook, of Hamilton, and two brothers, William (Wallacedale), and D. Millard (Dun more). The deceased, who had re- sided in the district for quite a num- ber of years, was well known and greatly respected by a large number of residents. The funeral took place at Condah, where the burial service was performed by the Rev. Prentice, and the Vicar of the Merino Church of England. As in the case of the late Mr. Annett, the pallbearers in this instance were sons of the de- ceased lady. The early history of Mrs. Annett was published recently in these columns, being incorporated in the report of her late husband's death.