Mr. William Stawell, senior partner of the legal firm of Malleson, Stewart, Stawell, and Nankivell, died at his home in Beach road, Beaumaris, on Tuesday night. He was aged 77 years.
Mr. Stawell was a son of the late Sir William Foster Stawell, Chief Justice of Victoria and Lieutenant-Governor, and a brother of the late Sir Richard Stawell, a distinguished member of the medical profession. He was educated first at Kew, where he was born, and then at Haileybury College, Hertfordshire, England, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was associate to his father from 1880 to 1886. He founded the firm of Stawell and Nankivell in 1886. In 1905 it was amalgamated with Malleson, England, and Stewart under the name of Malleson, Stewart, Stawell, and Nankivell.
Mr. Stawell was a member of the Melbourne and Geelong Clubs, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Frankston Golf Club, Barwon Heads Golf Club, and the M.C.C. He devoted portion of his leisure time to shooting, fishing, and golf.
Mr. Stawell is survived by his second wife and a married daughter. The funeral, which will be private, will take place at the Ballan Cemetery to-day. Arrangements will be made by Matthews Pty. Ltd.
'Stawell, William (1860–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stawell-william-16036/text27320, accessed 23 February 2017.