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King, Charles Horatio (1864–1950)

Charles King (Melnoth Rafalewski), c.1908

Charles King (Melnoth Rafalewski), c.1908

detail from concert programme held in National Library of Australia ephemera collection

Pianist and violinist of world renown, Charles Horatio King, professionally known as Mclmoth [Melnoth] Rafalewski, who died last August at the age of 85, left an estate of £31,356.

This was disclosed in his will, probate of which was granted in the Supreme Court to-day.

He left everything to his widow, Mrs. Lily Louisa King, professionally known as Lili Sharp and Madame Lily Rafalewski.

Professor Rafalewski was one of the few professional musicians to have amassed a large fortune from a musical career.

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'King, Charles Horatio (1864–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/king-charles-horatio-24984/text33506, accessed 11 August 2020.

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Charles King (Melnoth Rafalewski), c.1908

Charles King (Melnoth Rafalewski), c.1908

detail from concert programme held in National Library of Australia ephemera collection