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Cohen, Victor (1849–1941)

Victor Cohen, n.d.

Victor Cohen, n.d.

Australian Jewish Historical Journal, vol 1, part 3, 1939, p 83

The death on Sunday of Mr. Victor Cohen was referred to last night at the meeting of the N.S.W. Cricket Association.

Mr. Cohen, who was 92 years old, was a prominent cricketer. He was among the last surviving original life members of the Sydney Cricket Ground. He first came into the Association in 1868, and represented his club until 1870. He was honorary treasurer of the Association from 1885 to 1893, when he managed the test team which visited England.

He was for many years in the Lands Department, and organised the first Federal Department of Home Affairs under Sir William Lyne. He was also a commander in the Royal Australian Navy, but had been placed on the naval reserve before the last war.

Mr. Cohen is survived by four sons, Walter, Geoffrey, Oliver, and Harley, and a daughter, Mrs. Grant. The funeral took place at Randwick yesterday.

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'Cohen, Victor (1849–1941)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cohen-victor-14012/text24945, accessed 30 September 2020.

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Victor Cohen, n.d.

Victor Cohen, n.d.

Australian Jewish Historical Journal, vol 1, part 3, 1939, p 83