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Charles Jenkinson dies

DECIDED SITE OF CITY HALL

The man who decided the site of Bris bane's £1 million City Hall, Mr. Charles Moffarf Jenkinson, died in Brisbane yesterday afternoon.

Mr.- Jenkinson, 90, had been ' bedridden for the last five years. Mayor of Brisbane from 1914 to 1916, he resolved controversy -concerning con testing City Hall sites at Petrie Bight and Adelaide Street simply — he sold the Fetrie Bight land. During World War I, Mr. Jenkinson established the Queensland Patriotic ' Fund, which raised £1 million, in four years. Born in Birmingham, Eng land, he came to Queens land In 1883, and embarked on a varied career, in which

he spent much time as a journalist. He was pub lisher of the old Herald, a Brisbane sporting paper. Mr. Jenkinson entered politics in 1898, remaining a membe&tOf the Legislative Assembry for 15 years, rep resenting Wide Bay, and later, Fassifern. He once spoke for eight i hours in an Assembly de bate — a stonewall effort starting at 12.30 am. But later, he voted for a standing order to place a time limit on members' speeches.

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