OBITUARY , The death, at the ripe old age of: 88 years, of Mrs. Anderson, relict of. the late Mr. W. P. Anderson, a, pioneer trader of Portland, occurred! at her residence in .Bentinck street; on Tuesday. ':The deceased lady, by her kindly and beneficent disposi'! tion, had endeared heiself to all with whom she came in contact, and her passing will be deeply mourned. -She +leaves a grown-up family, to whom the sympathy of -a large circle of friends is extended. Mrs. Ann Bird, relict of Mr. Wil- liam Bird, passed away on Tuesday evening last at the great age of 92 years, at the residence, of her daugh- ter, Mrs. L. A. Benson, Coleraine. Mrs. Bird was born in Dundee, Scot- land, and came out to Australia when only five years of age (her parents Mr. and Mrs. Niven, came out at a later date). The voyage out occupied five months, and the embarkation port was that now known as Port Fairy. Her trip was continued to the place where Balmoral now stands, it then being scrub and bush country. Her guardians were Mr. and Mrs. Chris- torphon, and the means of transport was a bullock waggon. At the age of 20 Mrs. Bird was married and lived at Wombelano; 32 years ago they came to live at Coleraine, where she has resided over since. There were eleven children of the marriage. Mr. Patrick Henry, of Terang, passed away last week. aMr. Henry was well known throughout the' Wes tern District as a bullock teamster, and he followed this occupation until about five years ago. He was 9I yeare of age and came to Australia with his parents, the late Mr. and AMrs. Edward Henry. In 186C. The family settled in the Woodford district, and when still a boy Mr. Henry started life as a bullock driver, carting tinms her from the site where the GraCss mere Butter Factory now stands to the salt pits on Salt Creek. In the years that followed he thavellcd all over the State with his bullock team, and carted sleepers at Horsham when the railway was being connected Ut' tween Victoria and South Austt'raii. WThen he went into retirement h feri years ago, he claimed to tbe the oldest bullock driver in the Western pis trlet.--"Standard."