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Obituary. Mr. 11. E. Ackland, of Hopetoun, suffered a bereavement on Friday by the death. of his mother, which took place at her residence, Mosman, Syd ney. The deceased was 80 years of age. Prior to removing to Sydney the family resided in the Watchem dis trict for over 30 years. The death of a very old resident of the Hamilton district occurred on Fri day, when Mr. Angus McDougall passed away at the advanced age of 77 years. Sixty years ago (says the Spectator) the deceased, who was a native of Call, Scotland, arrived at Portland in the ship Edward John stone. He first engaged in the carry ing business between Hamilton and Portland, but shortly afterwards took up land at Buckley Swamp, where he resided up to the time of his death. He was well known and highly res pected throughout the district. His death was preceded by a short illness of about a week, the effect of a para- lytic stroke. The deceased leaves a widow, but no family. There are three brothers, Archie, at Buckley Swamp; Malcolm and John, farmers, at Rupan yup; and five sisters, Mrs. J. Brake, Mrs. McGilp, Mrs. Scott (Salt Lakes), and two single sisters. The funeral was one of the largest seen in the district, there being fully sixty vehi cles, besides horsemen and others, at tending to pay the last tribute of respect. The service at the graveside was read by the Rev. T. McClean. The death has occurred of Sirs. Molo ney, wife of Mr. John Moloney, near Donald, and formerly of Minyip. The deceased lady, who was 56 years of age, was, with her husband, amongst the earliest settlers in the Minyip dis trict. Mlrs. Alice Cust died on-Monday at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. David Laidlaw, Mepunga East, at the ripe age of 85 years. She was born in Belfast, Ireland, and spent 5 tyears m the Warrnambool district. The death has occurred of Mr. Robert William Niddrie, of Coleraine-road. He n as a native of Ararat, but had spent the gireater portion of hisr?i years in }Hamilton. The sudden death of an old resident of IIochkirch, in the person of Mr. William Klampt, aged i' years, took place on Sunday.