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OBITUARY Another of' the oldest and high1ly re spected: pioneers. of, the-- Western dis trict, Mr :' Villiam:: M'cI?tyre, passed away.on Saturd iv- morniiig at Hamil ton. .Had he livcd till June 28 Mr. M~clntuvre would have passed his STth, birthday. He was one of the stalwart, sturdy type of colonising Scots who canme out in the infancy- of Victoria, and lthroughout his loilg life here he was- esteemed for his integrity by all with n?honm he came in contact, and a large circle of friends regret the pass ing away of a gentlemann whose gen. uine mnanliness had won. universal ad niralaaton. A native of. Itverness shire, Scotland, lihe ae out to Australia an' a. child- with his parents in the sailing ship. John Davis, lannding at Portlandll on Novenmber. 10,1852, the- voyage out lhayilng occupied four months. Soon alfter the family's. arri:val Mr. Arcln ,tyre,senl., was engaged by Messrs. Mre IKellar Bros.; of Str'ithdowlniec and 12 milontls later took a property- of his own.it t Lockhart (South Australia). In: 1855" he took .up .land at- iMudd-. Creck (now.' Yulccart), near IHamnilton. fDeceased wasI,- thorofore,- one -of- the oldest. residents. of the Hamilton dis tiriqt . Among his many reminiscencesI werr stories of the extensive abori ginles corrobores arounll Hiamilton. -Later he went to Salt Lakes where lhe pioneered ..the salt ildustry,.now0 ear ried on A:.y his 'son, Mr. James Mc Iutyre. Hes was a prominent exhibitorl of light horses -at -Winintera: district. ?lhown?. a young, man Mfr. McIntyre was all expert shearer On one ocCa sion hisi tally at Pino Hills station was 209.sheep.iii one. day. On another oc casion 'he shore 202 sheep up to after noon-tea timle.- He had many other fine records on the shearing board. He was a. noted athlete in the sixties, aundi often recalled. the famous aboriginal sprinter known as "SaIlm Brung Brun. gie,? or, Sam McCulloch. Deceased had won hurdle races, at BranxholheI and ,Penshurst sports, was an adept at weight throwing, jun!mp.ing and lpole vaulting.. Members of Mr. McInt3re's famiily; who survive him. are Mr. James McInt~re :(Douglas), Mr. Edgar O. Mc intyre (Hamilton), Mrs. H. H. Hobbs (Horshami) anid Mrs. T. H. Ross (Douglas). There was a large gathering of Hamilton friends at the hoime in Lonsdale street on.Monlday to pay' their last tribute of respect to a fine townslnanl. A. service was held :b the: Re. F E. Yarnall, prior to the cottegel moving off foi the burial in the' Harronr::Comw.tery-,; where the seor v.iee at. the ;graveside :was; also con. ducted.- by the ROy. ; E> Y.arnali Recently: Mr Williamin John :Robert .on, formerly of Stawell and Bendligo, died at his home at Camberwell. ,For many years he -was the representative of Messrs John Connell & Co. Ltd; and for 50 years he had been a member of ,the Commercial ,Travellers' Asso ciation. In 1886. deceased married Miss Eliza J. Townsend, : of" Stawell, and recently they .celebrated their: golden wedding. He is:. spuvived. by his' widow, and -two. sons, Mr. Claude Robertson,, :barrister, Me lbourne,, and 'Mr: Leslie. L. Robertson, of the African Mangan?se, CGo., Nsuta,' Gold. Coast, West Africa The death. occurred- at .the residence of: his. daughter (Mrs G. Matthewys, Jenkins' Flat) of an. old resident of Stawell in Mr. Robert Crute; He had teachedthe t advyanced age;of 8 years, buti: oL:5som time past. he: had. not :en joyed good health ;: He: was a' son: of the late Mr iand Mrs. William "Cute; was .-'born 'at Mundara station, near Adeiaide,,. and went to Stawell whenh 18 years o`if :-age 'aiid; resided in.. the district ; until the time. of his deah: He was, niarried. at Glenorchy to Miss Catheriine Cr i?liths, --iwho predeceased liim .' sMi' C Geen, of : Horsham, is 'one of tlt:i?, ughters: The funeral took place ar tihe Staweli Cemetery Collapsilln ii his_ oflice.: on Weednes day, Mr. "G.. I. B: Sheridan, inspeetor for Victoria for thie 1 Bank of 'S\W Southi Waaesie died before, he could be removed to hospital- Be .had beein suf fering from heart troublke Deceased, w1t10was GI wis to' have retlreld shobt 1. LI~. hadl served in all' States' uid us: manager- of the Adielaide- branch of the ban, before he came to Victoria :ast: year.