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Greene, Leland James (1866–1944)

The death of Mr Leland J. Greene, which occurred at a private hospital in Melbourne on Friday last, removes one of the leading figures in professional life of Camperdown for many years. Deceased, who was the eldest son the late Mr Wm. H. Greene, a former Commissioner of Railways, was born at Kyneton 77 years ago.

He was principal of the firm of Greene and Robertson chartered accountants, until ill-health caused his retirement some years ago, and he left Camperdown to reside in Melbourne. Mr Greene was widely known and highly respected by all sections of the community. Deep regret was expressed at his death.

Educated at Melbourne Grammar School, the late Mr Greene was regarded as a cricketer of high standard and as an enthusiastic tennis player and golfer. Coming to Camperdown in 1900, he acquired the accountancy business of Mr Peter Tait and was associated with the management of many large estates in the Western District and their sub-division for closer settlement. He was an active member of the Camperdown Bowling Club, the old Hunt Club and Cricket Club.

The late Mr Greene was a director of the Union Trustee Co., managing director of Camperdown Chronicle Pty Ltd for many years. He was also a member of the Melbourne Club.

His wife pre-deceased him some years ago, but he is survived by one son and six daughters, viz., Lillian, Isla (Mrs. F. Massey Burnside, Melbourne), Nancy (Mrs Thos. Barr Smith, Adelaide), Terence and Lorna, to whom sincere sympathy will be extended.

The funeral was of a private nature.

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'Greene, Leland James (1866–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/greene-leland-james-16245/text28185, accessed 19 September 2017.

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