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Hill, James Richard (1836–1898)

James Hill, n.d.

James Hill, n.d.

from Australasian Pastoralists' Review, 15 September 1898

Mr. James Richard Hill, probably the most prominent figure in Sydney financial circles, died at his residence, "Vaucluse," Rose Bay, Sydney, on the 23rd August. The deceased gentleman had attained his 63rd year, and had for some time prior to his death been in a very poor state of health, so that his demise was not altogether unexpected. Mr. Hill, who was born in New South Wales, was a son of the late Hon. Richard Hill, M.L.C., and a member of a very numerous family, largely represented in the pastoral industry. For many years he was engaged in the service of the Bank of New South Wales, rising rapidly to the position of manager and inspector first in New Zealand and then New South Wales. In 1884 he left the service of the bank in New Zealand and returned to Sydney to undertake the management of his uncle's (Sir Daniel Cooper) estates. He subsequently joined the directorate of the Bank of New South Wales, and, upon the retirement of Mr. Thomas Buckland through ill-health, Mr. Hill became president of the institution, a position which he filled until his death. Mr. Hill was also a member of the directorate of the Australian Mutual Provident Society and other prominent institutions. Mr. Hill, whose loss will be keenly felt in Sydney banking and financial circles, leaves a widow and one daughter

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James Hill, n.d.

James Hill, n.d.

from Australasian Pastoralists' Review, 15 September 1898