Edward William BUNNY
- Born: Cir 1821, Newbury, Berkshire, England
- Died: 25 May 1875, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand aged about 54
Colonist, Volume XVII, Issue 1919, 27 May 1875, Page 3
We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Edward Bunny, the Registrar of the Supreme Court, which took place somewhat suddenly at an early hour on Tuesday morning. The late Mr. Edward Bunny was a native of Newbury, Berks, in the neighbor hood of which his family have been settled for two or three centuries. He was educated first at Dr. Valpy's, at Reading, afterwards at a private tutor's, and proceeding to Oriel College, Oxford, he graduated B.A., in 1842. Shortly after leaving College an old disease of the knee-joint rendered amputation of the leg necessary. He passed all his examinations and was admitted as a Solicitor, but never practised except to take for a time the conveyancing branch of a large business in London. The deceased gentleman came to New Zealand in 1861, and resided for some years in the Wairarapa, in Wellington Province, on a farm. In 1870, he was offered and accepted the post of Examiner of Titles at Nelson, and subsequently the office of Registrar of the Supreme Court was added to his other duties. Mr. Bunny never married, and he leaves three brothers surviving him\emdash Judge Bunny, of Melbourne: Mr. Henry Bunny, Provincial Secretary of Wellington and Colonel Bunny, C.B., Royal Artillery. The complaint which killed him was pleurisy; he was ill on Friday night, took to his bed on Saturday, and died, as above stated; early on Tuesday morning. A more kindly soul never lived, a more courteous gentleman never occupied a responsible public position, and he has gone to the grave with the respect and esteem of all with whom he ever came into contact. The funeral of the late Mr. Edward Bunny is to leave his late residence Alton-street, for St. Mary's Church this day (Thursday), at half-past one. In accordance with what his friends believe would have been his own wishes, the funeral would have been at an early hour in the morning and strictly private, but as to-day is the feast of Corpus Chriiti, no funeral service can be performed in the Catholic Church until after twelve o'clock. We understand all the Government offices will close at noon to allow the civil servants an opportunity. of paying a last tribute of respect to their late, brother officer.