PIONEER PASSES. Another pioneer has passed away in the person of Mrs. Mary Thursa Malseed, of. Drik Drik, relict of the late Mr. James Malseed. The late Mrs. Malseed was the eldest daugh- ter of the late Charlton and Mrs. Hedditch, and was born in Portland 86 years ago. When only two years of age the family removed to Bridge- water in 1846, where the deceased lady soon realised the hardships of a pioneering life. Early in her teens she had to take the place of an el- der brother who was drowned in try- ing to save the crew of a ship that was wrecked on the rocks near by. She soon became famous as a horse- woman, and was of great service to her father in the management of the cattle on which was then open coun- try. She married early in life, and had a family of seven children as follows:-Charlton (deceased), Her- bert (deceased), Helena (deceased), Adeline (Mrs. Agnes McLean), Em- ily and Kate (twins, deceased), and Mr. P. Malseed, of. Mt. Gambier. Mrs. Broughton, of Essendon ; Mrs. McKenna, of Tasmania ;and Mr. W. F. Hedditch, .of Portland, are sisters and brother of the deceased, who was well known and highly respected throughout a large district. The sympathy of a great many friends is extended to the relatives.