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John Albert Carrad, 1908 - 1984

Prominent Wellington lawyer John Carrad died in Wellington in January 1984.

A specialist in conveyancing, Mr Carrad had recently merged his practice with Messrs Bernie O'Donnell and Tony Southall under the name of Carrad, O'Donnell and Southall.

He was also president of the University Cricket Club for over 50 years, and was instrumental in establishing the University Cricket Club pavilion at Kelburn Park and the practice wickets.

Mr Carrad started his law career at Chapman, Tripp after graduating from Victoria University in 1932. He was admitted to the bar in 1936.

His father, John Henry Carrad, was admitted to the bar the same year as his son, and the late Mr Carrad's daughter, Helen, is also studying law.

A life member of the Victoria University Students' Association, Mr Carrad was also a trustee of the Norwood Cricket Trust.

He is survived by his wife Jessie and daughter Helen.

This obituary was published in the February 1984 issue of the Wellington District Law Society's monthly newsletter Council Brief.

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Last updated on the 26th January 2016