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Mylne, Thomas, J.P., Civil Service Commissioner, Queensland, was born in 1838 at Boness, Linlithgowshire, educated at Perth Academy and Glasgow University, and arrived in Queensland in July 1864, after passing as a writer and public notary. In October of the same year he entered the professional branch of the Registrar-General's office, of which he was chief clerk and second deputy-registrar for several years. In 1878 he was appointed principal deputy Registrar-General. In 1884 the Real Property Office was separated from the Registrar-General's Department, and Mr. Mylne accepted the post of Registrar of Titles, which he retained until Dec 1889, when he received the appointment of Civil Service Commissioner.