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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Bunny, Brice Frederick

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Bunny, Brice Frederick, sometime Commissioner of Titles, Victoria, was the second son of Jere Brice of Newbury, Berkshire, and Clara, his wife, daughter of Samuel Slocock. He was born at Newbury in 1820, and was educated at Eton. He entered as a student at Lincoln's Inn in March 1839, and was called to the bar in May 1844. He emigrated to Victoria in 1852, with the object of making a fortune on the goldfields; but by the advice of his friend, Vice-Chancellor Bacon, took his tools with him in the shape of a law library. After some experience on the Forest Creek diggings, he was admitted to the Victorian bar in Oct. 1853, and commenced practice in Melbourne. He acquired a good equity business, and was appointed a County Court Judge in 1873. In October of the next year, however, he exchanged this post for that of Commissioner of Titles, which he held till his death on June 2nd, 1885.