MR. P. G. HORDERN, M.L.C.
Mr. Porcy Grose Hordern, M.L.C., who for more than four docados was closely associated with the commorclnl and political life of Sydney, died yosterday morning In the Lewi- sham Hospital. Thus ended a long Illness, which had been sufliciently severo to keep him away from tho arena he so passionately loved-tho Legislative Council. It Is the strangost of coincidences that ho died a few days aftor tho man who was unofficially re garded as his "pair"-Mr A. Brown, M.L.C.
Though lils Illness kept nlm out ol the recent stirring events in tho Council, Mr. Hot dorn followed them with an interest and acuteness that to many people soemed re- markable But politics were a lifelong love
with hlm -a love that was engrossing even as far bock as the days when, fresh from Newington, ho went Into business in George street', on tho cornor whore the premises of Anthony Hordern and Sons, Ltd., now stand.
He was a nativo of Sydnoy-born in Liver- pool-street, Darlinghurst, and a son of the late Mr. Edward Hordern, brother of the original Mr. Anthony Hordern-and he ex- hibited a keon interest in the development of tho city. So, besides his politics, he culti- vated a now responsibility by becoming an alderman of the Petersham Council This position he held for 22 years, for eight of which ho was Mayor. At the ago of 21 ho married Miss Annie Wright.
A few years later he stood for Parliament. ThOBe were the stirring days of Labour's in- fancy, and ns one of the first Labour candi- datos he contested tho Petersham seat. Ho was defentcd, but his lntorest in politics re- mained undlminishod.
In 1902 ho retired from business, and though he had lived quietly evnr since he had main- tained a vigorous Interest In political and munlclpal affairs. It wns In recognition of his valuable work that he was appointed in 1921-when the Storey Government was in power-a member of the Legislative Council. There ho worked vigorously.
Although polities were his dominating in- terest, he found time for several other activi- ties. He was a prominent Freemason and an enthusiastic member of the Petersham Bowling Club.
Mr. Hordern is survived by Mrs. Hordern, five sons-Messrs. Henry, Gilbert, Frederick, Frank, and Bertie Hordern-and five daugh- ters-Mrs. N. Bull, Mrs. Jack Greer, and Misses Vera, Madge, and Jean Hordern. The funeral will leave his late residence, Croy- don-street, Petorsham, at 2,30 p.m. to-day, for the Rookwood Cemetery.