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Sir William Broun (1848–1918)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Sir William Broun, Bt., of Coonamble and Gunnedah, died at his Sydney residence, Colstoun, Ayama Avenue, Manly, early yesterday morning, at the age of 70 years. He had been seriously ill for about three weeks, and came to Sydney for medical attention last Thursday. He was the tenth baronet of the line, succeeding his father, the late Sir William Broun, in 1882. When about 20 years of age, Sir William left Scotland, and went to a station in Tasmania and subsequently removed to New South Wales, where in 1871 he married Alice Jane daughter of the late Mr. J. C. Peters of Manly Bench, Sydney. For a number of years Sir William Broun was CP inspector at the Tamworth district, and resigned from the Public Service about twelve years ago. He has since interested himself in grazing in New South Wales, and owned three properties—Coonimbia (Coonamble), Colstoun (Gunnedah) and Dalblair (Tamworth) Sir William's eldest son, James Lionel Broun, will succeed to the title. He is unmarried, and resides at Coonimbia, Coonamble. Lady Broun, three other sons, and three daughters also survive the deceased. The sons are Mr William Arthur Broun, who resides on the Coonamble property, Mr Reginald Augustus Broun, of the Gunnedah property, and Mr Cecil McBride Broun, also of Gunnedah. The daughters are Mrs Ernest Doyle, of Eurelewah [i.e. Purlewaugh] station, Werris Creek, Mrs Leslie Sprague, of Dungowan station, Tamworth, and Mrs Martin, wife of Mr William Martin, manager of the Candelo branch of the Commercial Bank. Mr David Broun, of Inverell, is a brother of the deceased.

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Other Obituaries for Sir William Broun

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 October 1918, p 8
  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 January 1919, p 11

Citation details

'Broun, Sir William (1848–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland


14 October, 1918 (aged ~ 70)
Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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