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Lukin, Gresley, was born at Launceston, Tasmania, on Nov. 21st, 1840, and after studying engineering for two years, settled in Queensland, where he entered the Civil Service in 1866, becoming two years later Chief Clerk in the Crown Lands Department, in which capacity he drafted the Land Act of 1868. In 1871 he was appointed Chief Clerk in the Supreme Court, but resigned this position two years later to edit the Brisbane Courier and Queenslander newspapers, which he purchased in 1873. Mr. Lukin, who represented Queensland at the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879 as Executive Commissioner, ultimately disposed of his interest in the Brisbane Courier and the Queenslander, and went to reside in Sydney. More recently he started the Boomerang, which he now conducts in Brisbane.