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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Leake, Hon. George Walpole

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Leake, Hon. George Walpole, M.L.C., Q.C., Western Australia, is the eldest son of the late Luke Leake, of Stoke Newington, and brother of the late Sir Luke S. Leake (q.v.). He has held the following positions in Western Australia: Acting Crown Solicitor, 1857-8, confirmed Feb. 1860; Acting Police Magistrate, Perth, from 1863 to 1866; Public Prosecutor, 1873 to 1874; Q.C. and Crown Solicitor, 1875; Acting Attorney-General and a member of the Executive and Legislative Councils, 1879 to 1880, and for a short time in 1883; Acting Chief Justice, 1879-80 and 1888; Police Magistrate, Perth, 1881; Acting Government Resident, Geraldton, 1886; Acting Puisne Judge, 1887 and 1889-90. In Dec 1890 Mr. Leake was nominated to the new Legislative Council, having resigned his position as police magistrate.