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Mack, Sidney (1870–1934)

Mr. Sidney Mack, K.C, died in a private hospital at Drummoyne late last night, after an illness of 11 days. He was 64 years of age, and had been in active practice until he took ill.

Mr. Mack had been nearly 42 years at the Bar, and had a considerable reputation. He participated in many outstanding cases in the civil and criminal jurisdictions. His last case of note was the defence of Mrs Annie Elizabeth Richards, who was acquitted at Narrabri a few weeks ago of a charge of murder.

Born at Deloraine, Tasmania, Mr. Mack was educated at the Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University. He was a son of the late Rev. Hans Mack. He was called to the Bar in 1892, and became King's Counsel in 1918. Although he never entered Parliament, Mr Mack took a great interest in politics, and took part in many interesting debates on Constitutional and political questions. He was appointed an Acting Judge of the District Court for short periods in 1929 and 1930.

Mr Mack married, in 1903, Miss Kathleen Knight, of Wellington (NZ), who survives him. There are three daughters—Mrs Roderic Julius, Mrs. Frederick Carr, and Miss Patricia Mack, and one son, Mr Charles Mack, who is associate to Mr. Acting Justice Markell.

The funeral will take place to-morrow. A service will be held at St James' Church, King-street, at 10 am. The remains will be cremated at Rookwood Crematorium.

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'Mack, Sidney (1870–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mack-sidney-13453/text24133, accessed 25 November 2017.

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