Mr George Allan
14 November 1941
Advice has been received in Dunedin of the death of October 26 at La Paz, Bolivia, of Mr George Allan, in his sixty-nineth year. The founder of the Bolivian Indian Mission, Mr Allan was the youngest son of Mr Joseph Allan, who came to Dunedin from Nelson in 1848. The Allans arrived in Nelson as early as 1842, and upon coming to Otago settled in the Taeiri, where the name to-day is recorded in Allanton. Mr George Allan was dedicated to the mission field at Puerua, in the Romahapa district, and left New Zealand with his wife in 1899 to open up a mission field in South America. At long intervals he returned to Dunedin on furlough, always retracing his steps to the steadily-growing mission field which to-day has a staff of over 60 workers. Mrs Allan died several years ago, and Mr Allan is survived by a daughter, Mrs M. Hudspeth, who is a member of the mission in Bolivia, and a son, Mr Joseph Allan, of Riverton. The deceased had four brothers, now deceased, three of whom were farming in various districts of New Zealand, while the other was a member of the well-known legal firm of Webb, Allan, and Walker.