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Ernest Arthur Prior (1877–1947)

The Chief Industrial Magistrate, Mr. Ernest Arthur Prior, died suddenly at his home at Seaforth yesterday morning. He was 70.

Mr. Prior was present in court last Friday, and suffered no illness immediately before his death.

He was appointed Chief Industrial Magistrate in 1928. Previously, he had been a stipendiary magistrate at Wollongong and a police magistrate at Nyngan.

Mr. Prior was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1923. He had the distinction of being the first State Civil servant to be admitted as a solicitor after the amendment of the Supreme Court rules.

He is survived by a son and a daughter, Mr. J. H. Prior and Mrs. Marjorie Macpherson.

The funeral will take place at Northern Suburbs Crematorium at 3.30 p.m. to-day, after service at St. Mathew's Church, Manly, at 2.30 p.m.

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'Prior, Ernest Arthur (1877–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia


15 September, 1947 (aged ~ 70)
Seaforth, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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