101. Frederick James Peake
MR. F. J. PEAKE.
Mr. Frederick James Peake, who died at Artarmon on Saturday, was chairman of the Metropolitan Land Board, a position to which he was appointed two years ago. Before that he was chairman of the South-western District Board. Joining the staff of the Lands Department as a junior clerk in 1895, he served in practically every land board office in the State. Last year he was appointed chairman of the committee which was set up to inquire into the position of settlers south-west of the Lachlan River.
Mr. Peake has left his widow, a daughter, and three sons.
The funeral took place yesterday at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, where the service was conducted by the Rev. A. M. Stevenson, of the Manly Presbyterian Church.
The chief mourners were:—Mrs. Peake (widow), Miss Margaret Peake (daughter), Messrs. Allan Peake and William Peake (sons), Mrs. Hannan and Mrs. Kemp (sisters), Miss Hannan, Mrs. Gardner, Messrs. C. S. Gardner, E. Gardner, G. Kemp, M. Pulsford, J. Hastings, T. Sellers, Miss G. Eames.
The Lands Department was represented by Messrs. G. F. Allman (Under-Secretary, T. W. Irish (chairman Western Lands Commission), W. J. Roper (ex-Under-Secretary), G. Connolly (chairman Northern District Board), J. Geary (chairman Western District Board), E. Smith and G. R. McWilliam (members of the Metropolitan Board), D. Kenny (ex-chairman Metropolitan Board), and representatives of every branch of the department.
Others present were:—Messrs. W. B. Geddes (Public Trustee), V. Gould (Chief Electoral Officer), M. Marsh, C. Gilder, J. Roger, F. Crocker, A. E. Harrison, G. Taylor, G. Campbell, S. Beecher, C. Wherat, E. Poulton, T. Sproule, R. Williams, H. Brian, E. Esdaile. C. Hoy, R. Pitcher, J. Eastaugh, R. Train, V. Flower, A. Carstairs, G. Taylor, C. Bollard, W. Stephens, H. B. Miller. R. Thornton. J. Phipps, T. Summers, R. Gardner, and P. Maginie.
Source: SMH 20 Oct 1936