[Editor: These four obituaries are extracts from the “About people” section published in The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 October 1933.]
While attending the funeral of the Maori King Manuta in Waikato, N.Z., yesterday, Mr. Henry E. Holland, leader of the New Zealand Labor party and leader of the Opposition in the New Zealand Parliament, died suddenly. Mr. Holland, who had been a prominent figure in Dominion Labor circles for fourteen years, was an Australian. He was born at Gininderra, near Canberra, in 1868. For many years he was connected with Labor and Socialist movements in Australia. He suffered imprisonment in 1896, 1909 and 1913-14 following prosecutions arising out of his writings and speeches in connection with industrial troubles at Newcastle, Broken Hill and Wellington, N.Z., respectively. He went to New Zealand for health reasons in 1912, and figured prominently in the movement to unify Labor in New Zealand. He was elected to Parliament in 1918, and has represented Buller since 1919.
Mr. Edward A. Edgar died at his residence, 115 Williams-road, East Prahran, on Saturday evening. For thirty years he conducted a mercantile agency in Queen-street, Melbourne. Mr. Edgar was a Past Master of the Masonic Sandridge Marine Lodge and of the Mark and Chapter. He was a brother of the late Rev. A. R. Edgar, and of Mr. W. H. Edgar, M.L.C. Mr. Edgar leaves a widow and three sons. The funeral will take place this afternoon at the Burwood Cemetery. The arrangements are being carried out by Messrs. le Pine and Son.
Mr. John Yeoman, a photographer who formerly had businesses in the city and provincial towns, with head quarters in Chapel-street, Prahran, has died at a private hospital in East Malvern. He spent the last eighteen years of his life in partial retirement at his home in Tollington-avenue, Malvern East. He is survived by Mrs. Yeoman and two sons and two daughters — Mrs. Hall (South Camberwell) and Mrs. Dunn (of Mudgee, N.S.W.).
Mrs. Teresa McAlpine died yesterday at her residence, Station-street, North Carlton. The late Mrs. McAlpine was born at Tullamore, King’s County, Ireland, in 1848. Coming to Australia at an early age, she was for a number of years housekeeper to the late Sir Redmond Barry, and married in 1869 the late Walter McAlpine, curator of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Mr. McAlpine was at that time considered one of the world’s finest makers of wickets. Mrs. McAlpine is survived by two sons and four daughters, thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 October 1933, p. 8
Chapter = a branch of Freemasonry, known as Royal Arch Masonry or Holy Royal Arch Masonry, where members meet as Chapters (distinct from Craft Freemasonry, where members meet as Lodges, also known as Craft Lodges or Blue Lodges); in the British system, Chapters bestow a single degree to members, whilst in the American system, Chapters bestow four degrees
See: 1) “What is Royal Arch Masonry?”, Beyond The Craft
2) “Holy Royal Arch”, Wikipedia
3) “Royal Arch Masonry”, Wikipedia
4) “Masonic lodge”, Wikipedia
5) “Freemasonry”, Wikipedia
Dominion = (in the context of the British Empire) one of the British Dominions (Australia, Canada, the Irish Free State, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa), being those countries of the British Empire which were self-governed
Mark = a branch of Freemasonry, known as Mark Masonry, where members meet as Mark Lodges
See: 1) “What is Mark Masonry?”, Beyond The Craft
2) “Order of Mark Master Masons”, Wikipedia
Messrs. = an abbreviation of “messieurs” (French), being the plural of “monsieur”; used in English as the plural of “Mister” (which is abbreviated as “Mr.”); the title is used in English prior to the names of two or more men (often used regarding a company, e.g. “the firm of Messrs. Bagot, Shakes, & Lewis”, “the firm of Messrs. Hogue, Davidson, & Co.”)
M.L.C. = (abbreviation) Member of the Legislative Council
N.S.W. = an abbreviation of New South Wales (a colony in Australia from 1788, then a state in 1901)
N.Z. = (abbreviation) New Zealand
Redmond Barry = Sir Redmond Barry (1813-1880), judge; he was born in Ballyclough (County Cork, Ireland) in 1813, came to Australia in 1839, and died in East Melbourne in 1880
See: 1) Peter Ryan, “Barry, Sir Redmond (1813–1880)”, Australian Dictionary of Biography
2) “Redmond Barry”, Wikipedia
Rev. = an abbreviation of “Reverend” (a title given to a minister of a church, a priest, a member of the clergy)
[Editor: Changed “Parliment” to “Parliament”.]
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