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Hill, Alfred (1840–1916)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Alfred Hill, chairman of Tattersall's Club, and a well-known member of the Australian Jockey Club, died at his Randwick residence, Wirrilla, on Monday afternoon from heart failure. Mr. Hill was born in Sydney 76 years ago. He was a son of the late Mr. Richard Hill, M.L.C., and was one of a family of 11, the head of which is Mr. W. C. Hill. M.L.C. Early in life Mr. Alfred Hill took active interest in outdoor sports, and was a noted amateur boxer and wrestler, also a crack pigeon shot. The best years of his life were spent in the west and north-west of New South Wales managing pastoral properties. For many years he was in the Moree district, and a prominent figure in the sport of that section in its wild days. During his lengthy sojourn in the north-west Mr. Hill kept a few thoroughbred mares and met with fair success as a breeder of racehorses. About 20 years ago he settled permanently in Sydney, and subsequently was elected chairman of Tattersall's Club, an institution that flourished greatly during his long term of office.

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