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Lawrie, Leonard Kenneth (1880–1932)

Mr. Leonard Kenneth Lawrie, a well-known resident of Neutral Bay, and owner of Airlie station, Rawtonvale, near Gloucester, died suddenly yesterday morning in Hayes-street, Neutral Bay. Mr Lawrie was aged 52 years. He was on his way to attend a meeting of the directors of the Dubbo Lighting Company in Sydney at the time of his death, which was due to heart failure.

Mr Lawrie was the son of Mr. Greig Lawrie, who settled at Bonnington Park, in the Paterson district, nearly 70 years ago, Mr Lawrie was born there, as were also his brothers, Messrs. Andrew, of Aberdeen, Jack, of Lismore, and William. Their father was an enthusiastic cricketer; so were the sons, the family of four being the mainstay of an excellent country cricket combination, known as the Gresford, which frequently proved itself more than a match for touring teams Mr. Lawrie was well known as a breeder of pedigree cattle, and was highly popular at Homebush and at other cattle centres, particularly in the northern part of the State.

He is survived by a widow and a daughter. Mrs. Lawrie is a daughter of the late Mr Robert Waddell, and a sister of Mr. John Waddell, M.L.A. for Waverley.

The funeral is today, at 3.15 p.m., from Falcon Street and Miller Street, North Sydney, to the Northern Suburbs Cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 November 1932, p 13

Citation details

'Lawrie, Leonard Kenneth (1880–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lawrie-leonard-kenneth-1628/text1726, accessed 12 November 2019.

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