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Passing of

Sir Chas.

McNess

CIR CHARLES McNESS, whom

people came to know as "Western Australia's .Lord Nuf- field," died early on Wednesday at the home of his son, Mr. H. F. McNess, Woodroyd - street, Mt. Lawley.

Born at Huntingdon. England, in 1853, the late Sir Charles McNeils came to Western Australia in the early eighties. A keen business man it was not long before he made a success of an ironmongery and tinsmith lng ven- ture in a building at the corner of Barrack and Hay streets, and later ex-

tending his activities to real estate and .

other investments, be accumulated a v large fortune.

A great alice out of that fortuna has gone to charities in this and other States of the Commonwealth, and even England.

The benefactions of Sir Charles commenced during the war when many deserving bodies gratefully received substantial donations.

Outside recognition of his philan- * thropy came in June, 1931, when he was made a Knight Bachelor, and his monetary gifts continued almost to the time of Ms death. The money has gone to help many worthy cause« in all parts of the State.

His benefactions amounted to some- where near £150,000.

LATE SIR CHARLES McNESS

Western Australia's noted philanthro-

pist, who died on Wednesday last.

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