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King, Henry John (1832–1888)

from Tasmanian (Launceston, Tas.)

On the 16th of last month Mr. H. J. King died at his residence Newcastle. He was well known in Launceston as a musician, having practised his profession here for several years. He was for a greater portion of that time organist of St. John's church, and was on his departure for New South Wales succeeded by his son Mr. C. H. King. He was a man of sterling ability, upright and conscientious. He removed to a sphere affording more scope for his talents, and where he closed a successful career. He devoted much time to the tuition of his sons as musicians and was rewarded by seeing them filling positions of honour in the neighbouring colonies. His eldest son Mr. H. J. King, is the composer of the "Centennial Cantata," and is organist of St. Mark's, Melbourne. Mr. Geo. F. King is organist of St. Mary's, Maitland; Mr. Chas. H. King is organist of All Saint's, Sandhurst; and Mr. E. M. Bach King is organist of the Anglican Cathedral, Newcastle.

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'King, Henry John (1832–1888)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/king-henry-john-24985/text33507, accessed 11 August 2020.

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