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Cottee, William Alfred (1833–1904)

The death was announced on Tuesday evening of Mr. William Alfred Cottee at Felixstowe, Strathfield. The deceased gentleman was aged 71 at the time of his death. The late Mr. Cottee came to this State from England in 1858, and entered the service of the A.J.S. Bank. After some time he became the manager of the Bathurst branch, and subsequently of that at Wagga Wagga, in which position he remained till 1876. He then came to Sydney, and was appointed manager of the Australian Mortgage, Land, and Finance Company. He was a consulting director of the A. M. L. and F. Company up to the time of his death, and a director of the Bank of New South Wales. As a member of the council of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce, his opinions and mature judgment were much valued. Mr. Cottee's influence was very great, as it was generally considered in commercial circles that what he approved of was sound and good. During the last 12 months he had been ailing, but his mental activity was remarkable for one so old. He leaves a widow and six children. One son (Mr. E. A. Cottee) is manager of the Mittagong branch of the Commercial Bank. Another son is Dr. Cottee, and Mr. D. W. Roxburgh is a son-in-law.

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'Cottee, William Alfred (1833–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cottee-william-alfred-3268/text24459, accessed 23 September 2019.

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