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Martinborough Presbyterian minister killed while motoring

The Colonist, November 9, 1914

Wellington, Nov. 9. The Rev. E. C. Tennent, Presbyterian minister at Martinborough, was killed while motoring to Hinakura, 17 miles from Martinborough, on Saturday afternoon. When driving along the main road a few miles from Hinakura the car swerved into a ditch, and after proceeding a few yards, overturned, pinning the reverend gentleman to the ground.

Sir Walter Buchanan, M.P., was motoring along the same road, and saw the accident. He went to, the rescue, and relieved Mr. Tennent, who was seriously injured, and died a few,minutes later.

Deceased, who was formerly minister at Port Chalmers, is survived by a wife and grown-up family.


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