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Thursday 18 August 1898   
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Obituary    -   Mr David Hume   CHRISTIE
Mr D.H. Christie, one of the early Canterbury colonists, and for many years a prominent and respected resident of Christchurch and neighbourhood,  went  over
to the great majority this morning at Rangiora, where he had resided as landlord of the Plough Hotel for about two and a half years. Mr Christie was a native of Dundee, and came to Lyttelton in 1863 in the ship David J. Fleming.   After five years' experience of the early settler's life partly on the West Coast, he paid
a visit  to his native land, but soon returned to Canterbury again,  his voyage out being made in the ill-fated Blue Jacket, which was burnt at sea on her return trip home.

Mr Christie then entered into the baking and confectionery business in Christchurch, which he carried on with success for a considerable number of years.
In 1888 he entered the hotel business, his successive charges begin the Shades, Tatterdall's, White  Horse and the Plough Hotel. ...
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, his mother Lodge being the Thistle of Dundee, which he joined at the age of eighteen. In Christchurch he joined the Robert Burns Lodge, of which he was a past officer. He was also a prominent member of the Orange Society, being Grand Master of the middle Island in 1881, which year he laid the foundation stone of the Southbridge Orange Lodge. during the following year he made a trip Home and represented the New Zealand Grand Lodge at the Triennial council of the Society, held in London. He was an enthusiastic bowler, and when in Christchurch was a well-known figure on the Canterbury Club's bowling green.   His death resulted from an affection of the throat which troubled him for fifteen months.   His wife predeceased him and he leaves a family
of 3  sons and a daughter,   the latter begin Mrs W. ?E. Borman, of Opawa.   He will be buried beside the  grave of his wife in the Addington Cemetery.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ

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