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Brett, Frank Pilkington (1862–1938)

A son of the late William Gore Brett, of Northern Ireland, Mr. Prank Pilkington Brett, who died yesterday, was born at Beechworth. He joined the staff of a legal firm at Beechworth when aged 15 years. Later he became a clerk to Messrs. Moule and Seddon. In 1877 he became associated with the firm of Blake and Riggall, of which he subsequently became a partner.

He was an enthusiastic huntsman, and the owner of two splendid hunters, Rocket and Ajax. He played cricket and tennis well, and was a strong swimmer. A number of life-saving certificates were awarded to him for rescues in the Yarra during floods. He was a member of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

His chief recreation was farming, and he owned three country properties.

He was a member of the Melbourne and Australian Clubs, and of the Protestant Federation. He leaves a widow, who, before her marriage was Miss Constance Matilda a Beckett, a son, and two daughters, and eight grandchildren.

The funeral will take place at the Springvale Crematorium to-day, leaving his home at 3 p m. Arrangements are in the hands of A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd.

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