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Sir Malcolm Fraser died suddenly on Friday evening last week at Clifton, where he was staying with his sister. Born in 1834, his life had been largely spent in the tenure of important posts in the Governments of New Zealand and Western Australia. From 1857 to 1870 he passed in the first-named colony, and was then appointed Surveyor-General of Western Australia, with a seat in the Executive and Legislative Councils. In 1883 he filled there the office of Colonial Secretary, and at a later date, when Sir Napier Broome was absent, he administered the government of the colony. Coming to England in 1891, he acted as the first Agent-General for Western Australia, a post he relinquished only two years ago. 25.8.1900