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Brown, Percival Arthur (1888–1951)

The death occurred last month of Mr. Percival Arthur Brown, who was associated with the United Graziers' Association of Queensland for 38 years, including 34 years in the executive position of general secretary.

Mr. Brown, who was 63 years of age, had been in ill-health for some time, but he continued to carry on the work which he had done so ably for many years and only retired on 30th June last year. After that he was a frequent visitor to the association's offices, and he maintained contact with his many friends in the grazing industry until recent months.

In his position as general secretary of the U.G.A. Mr. Brown served as graziers' advocate to the Industrial Court on many occasions, and although he fought loyally in the interests of the employers he earned the reputation of always considering the welfare of the pastoral industry as a whole. Consequently, many of his opponents in the Industrial Court actions were his firm friends in private life.

Mr. Brown married Miss Leone Horrigan, of Brisbane, by whom he is survived.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 4 February 1953, p 7

Citation details

'Brown, Percival Arthur (1888–1951)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/brown-percival-arthur-165/text166, accessed 18 October 2019.

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