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'Obituary. The Late Mr. John Johnstone. Further details regarding the late Mr. John Johnstone, who died re cently are to hand. The deceased was one of the district's oldest pion eers, being a son of the late James and Dorothy Johnstone. lie was born in England in the year 1840, arriving in Portland Bay in 1841, just seven years after the HIenty founded the first permanent settle. ment in the State. Mr. Johnstone's father establishedl, a blacksmith andM wheel-wright's business in Percy street, on the site now occupied by Mr. Sol Segal;':- who purchased fie, property from the Johnstonie estate. Later John was taken to Swln Lake, where the plarents took up land. Subseiuently: they took up a tel-. Sacre. block' at Emit Flat, where they built' an hotel (kiiown as the "Kent. bruck Hotel"), which they conductedl for I;many? years,';andd which was known ii'`-J'by ;.the; travellers in those days as Mrs. Johnstone's. After the death. of the parents, John took over'i the management of the hotel, biut only oi'?, :' short period. after whleh it passed hito the hands of the 'late MFr. IMark Kgrr iand his wife. When John (or,; as he was popularly called,' Jaick) relinquished the hotel business rhd, iwent;!oiu the hind, and took to cattle raisinig and dairying, which businessiliel pursued unl til te time ?of; his ddeith. In his younger days he usedi' t he boundary rider for the He?iny family, who were fair. I *l-i 'et " lanidowners at that tinme. Jack was an expert bushman and aI great rider, ntot being afraid to mount any 'aniinal given him. When the provisions'?i wore runining short, lihe vwould hop' on one of his colts and set oil' ifter ,wvild cattle, and would pick i out . beast and nun: it down, and so inibplienish the larder Ile was an as sociate. of 'Adtim Lindsay Gordon, with rWhoim hlle was on the most friendly' terms, andlraced and pace! together.: The late Mi. .Johnstone married a Miss Elizabeth Angus, who predeceaseid himi by.forty-six years, leaving a family,: of three danughters. andil one son. Of. the daughters,. Mrs.. David Arkell is' one, and Mrs, Pat Hodgetts':: and Mrs. Arthur Spiken the` others: OjOte son (James) predeceased I his father.