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Brown, William Le Brun (1861–1954)

Mr. William Le Brun Brown, 93, one of the first stipendiary magistrates appointed in N.S.W., died on Saturday morning at his home in Shirley Road, Roseville.

Mr. Brown joined the Public Service in 1878 and worked in the lands office. He joined the Attorney-General's department in 1882.

In 1904 he became a police magistrate and sat on the bench at Broken Hill, Penrith and Inverell.

Later he was appointed a stipendiary magistrate and served at Broken Hill, Newcastle and then Sydney.

He made the first award covering shop assistants in Broken Hill when sent there as a conciliation commissioner just after World War I.

In 1924 he became a member of the Licences Reduction Board, and was chairman from 1931 until he retired in 1933.

A service will be held at 3 p.m. to-day at St. Andrew's Church, Roseville, before cremation at Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

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