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Leonard John Pooley (1869–1934)

The death was announced on Thursday of Mr. Leonard John Pooley, who retired from the position of Deputy Auditor-General in 1930, after 45 years in the Public Service. He served in the Treasury, the Crown Solicitor's Office, and in the office of the Public Service Board before being appointed Treasury inspector.

In 1902 Mr. Pooley went as an Inspector to the State Audit Office, and later was chief Inspector of public accounts, which position he held until his appointment in 1926 as Deputy Auditor-General. After his retirement from the Public Service, Mr. Pooley was associated with the Federal Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd.

The funeral took place yesterday at the Northern Suburbs Cemetery, after a service at St. Augustine's Church, Neutral Bay, conducted by Rev. L. A. Pearce.

The chief mourners were Messrs. John and Kingdon Pooley (sons), Ralph Pooley (brother), J. Pooley (nephew), P. H. Clune and J. H. S. Angus (brothers-in-law), and S. Dent (cousin).

The Auditor-General's Department was represented by Messrs. J. R. Moore (Assistant Auditor-General), R. O. Dawson, S. R. Player, S. W. Collier, R. G. Gray, P. J. Dunworth, Mr. F. A. Coghlan (ex-Auditor-General).

Others present were:—Dr. C. L. Davies, Colonel G. C. Somerville (Royal Agricultural Society), Messrs. J. M. Daley, P. Hunter, J. Boulton, T. and D. Brockoff, H. Birch, R. White, J. Palmer (Palmer and Sons, Ltd.), G. Doherty, J. Forsyth (Dymocks, Ltd.), L. W. Marks, R. Epps (Perpetual Trustee Company, Ltd.), J. E. Emblen, A. W. Kelly, W. Deane, F. C. Creasy, A. Oatley, R. R. Moss (chairman of directors) and R. Menzies (manager), representing the Federal Mutual Insurance Company, Ltd., D. Larnach, A. Moore, M. Doherty, L. Wood, R. McDonald, E. Chadwick, A. Tubb, F. W. Marks (Film Commissioner), W. Young, R. W. Greenwood, C. Spinks, W. Moule, J. Munro, L. Brown, K. Pring, G. Cluircher, P. Strong, M. Kennedy, B. Durham, E. Bergin, and J. D. Walker (ex-mining warden and magistrate).

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15 December, 1869
Reading, Berkshire, England


17 May, 1934 (aged 64)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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