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John Dowling Brown (1858–1927)

The death occurred at his residence, Shirley-road, Roseville, yesterday of Mr. John Dowling Brown. He belonged to one of the oldest and best known pioneering families in New South Wales. His father, the late Mr. J. Dowling Brown, came to Australia early in the last century, and settled in the Paterson district at Coulston. Later he acquired pastoral interests in other parts of the State, and was well known in Riverina and the northern districts.

Deceased was in his 70th year. He was educated at the King's School, Parramatta, and 55 years ago joined the staff of the Bank of New South Wales. Early in his career he was appointed a branch manager, and was so employed until his retirement a few years ago. He was highly respected by his fellow officers, and was popular with all who knew him, both in his official capacity and in his private life.

Mr Brown is survived by Mrs Brown and two sons, Messrs R. Dowling Brown, of Coulston, North Bangaroo, and G. Dowling Brown, of Tyril, Dandaloo. Mr W Le Brun Brown, stipendiary magistrate, and Mr C. T. Brown, of the staff of the head office of the Commercial Banking Company, are brothers.

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