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* 1870 Obituary
Deaths of Mr. Thomas Paterson and Mr. James Balfour, Civil Engineers, in New Zealand.
The Edinburgh papers record the deaths, in New Zealand, of two civil engineers, who were natives of, and long resident in Edinburgh, namely, Mr. Thomas Paterson, formerly chief assistant with Messrs. B. and E. Blyth, and Mr. James Balfour, bred under Messrs. Stevenson. They had both acquired considerable distinction in the colony of New Zealand, in connexion with the engineering works which they executed for the Government and for other bodies. Both of them met their untimely death by drowning in December last.