15 February 1906–2 March 1985 (Age 79) New South Wales, Australia
The Life of Harold Alfred
When Harold Alfred Brown was born on 15 February 1906, in New South Wales, Australia, his father, John Frederick Brown, was 25 and his mother, Annie Olsen, was 22. He died on 2 March 1985, at the age of 79.
Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.
August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.
Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.
English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.