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Lefroy, Mary (1836–1913)

A very old Westralian identity passed away last evening in the person of Mrs. Anthony O’Grady Lefroy, whose death took place at her residence, 'Cambray,' St. George's. Terrace. The deceased lady was the third daughter of the late Colonel John Bruce, for years Military Commandant of Western Australia, and the widow of the date Anthony O'Grady Lefroy, C.E.G., who had a long, notable and varied career in this State, and who pre-deceased her some years ago. Amongst the positions he held in the early days of the State were those of private secretary to Governor Fttzgerald, clerk to the Legislative and Executive Councils, State Treasurer and Colonial Secretary. He was Colonial Treasurer until December 30, 1890, when responsible government was granted, and on the introduction of the new Constitution he retired on a pension having held the post for 34 years.

The funeral of the late Mrs. O'Grady Lefroy will take tomorrow afternoon, leaving the deceased's residence in St George's Terrace at 3 p.m. for St George's Cathedral, where a service will be held, and proceeding thence to the Anglican portion of the East Perth Cemetery.

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  • Bruce, Mary

9 August, 1836


22 June, 1913 (aged 76)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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