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Obituary   -   Mr Joshua   RIX

Monday 11 April  1887
Obituary  -  Little  Akaloa   -  Joshua Rix    -
Mr Joshua Rix,  one of Canterbury's earliest Colonists,  on Saturday March 26,  quietly passed away to the great majority,  at his residence,  Little Akaloa. 
Mr and Mrs Rix,  with a family of 2,  sailed from the East India Docks in the ship AJAX,  for Port Chalmers and Wellington,  in September 1848, and after a
fair passage of 5 mths,  arrived at Wellington in January 1849.  Mr Rix resided in Wellington for a few months, but not caring for the every-day dread of the
Natives decided to come to Canterbury.  In July 1849 with his family he left Wellington in a small cutter in charge of Captain Sinclair,  forLittle Akaloa,  where
he settled with his family,  being the first European settler in that (then wild)  spot.  It was nothing but dense bush to the waters edge.  mr Rix has resided on the Peninsula ever since his arrival in Canterbury, except a few years at Christchurch,  his latter years being spent in the  Bay,  which of all the places in the Colony
deserves to be his last resting place.  He  leaves a large family,  some resident at Little  Akaloa and Okain's Bay, and some at Christchurch.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
6 January 2007

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