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Edward Blaine (1858–1914)

The death occurred in Wellington yesterday of Mr. Edward Blaine, formerly of the Cook Islands Administration. Mr. Blaine, then a barrister and solicitor in Victoria, went to the Cook Islands in 1892, and occupied the position of Registrar of the High Court of the Islands for twenty-one years. His greatest work in his official position was the codification of all the native laws. In his long term he served under three Commissioners, Major Gudgeon, Mr. Moss, and Captain J. Elman Smith. Eight months ago he retired, to return to his home in Victoria, and at the time of his death he was on a pleasure trip to New Zealand.

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  • Benjamin, Maurice Edward

11 July, 1858
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


6 January, 1914 (aged 55)
Wellington, New Zealand

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