OBITUARY, MRS ALEX. M'KENZIE. It is with sorrow that we have to record the death of an old resident of the district, in the person of Mrs Ca- therine M'Kenzie, relict of the late Alexander M'Kenzie, at one time manager of Trawalla station, and af- terwards of De Cameron. The de- ceased lady had reached the ad- vanced age of 72 years, and of late her strength failed, and contracting influenza her condition became grave, as heart trouble developed, and she succumbed to syncope yesterday morn- ing. Mrs M'Kenzie was born in Scotland, and came out to Australia as a young girl with her parents sixty-four years ago, and she was mar- ried at Trawalla. Over thirty years ago she came to Ararat with her hus- band, and has since lived quietly in View Point street, a kindly spirit winning the affection of all who had the privilege of knowing her. She leaves a grown up family of four sons and five daughters, the former being Messrs John, Alexander and James, of Ararat, and Donald, of Yarrae Station, New South Vales; and the latter be- ing Mesdames Richardson (Prahran), Lyne (Buninyong), D. M'Dou- gall and Watson (Ararat), and Miss M'Kenzie, of Buninyong. The remains of the deceased are in be in- terred in the local cemetery to-day alongside those of her late husband.