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Michaelis, George Isaac (1867–1936)

Mr. George I. Michaelis, who died at his home at Point Piper, on Thursday, last, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moritz Michaelis of Melbourne, and attended Wesley College. He was a director, and for many years managing director of McMurtrie & Co., boot manufacturers, chairman of directors of Automatic Bread Baking Co., Ltd., and director of Michaelis Hallenstein and Co., Pty., of Melbourne. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Australian Rifle Regiment. He was a member of the Millions Club, Royal Automobile Club, Civic Club, Australian Jockey Club, and Sydney and Rose Bay Bowling Club. He was a member of an Australian bowling team which toured Great Britain in 1922, and he played in a number of interstate tournaments. Mr. Michaelis was a strong supporter of the turf. He raced horses under the assumed name of Mr. G. Turrance, and won at Randwick with Inducement. His most recent winner was Bronze God.

He is survived by Mrs. Michaelis, two sons (one Mr. Rupert Michaelis was President of the Maccabean Institute), and a daughter. The funeral obsequies were rendered by Rev. Rabbi Levy, M.A. There was a very large number present at the Necropolis, Rookwood, at 3 p.m., last Friday.

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'Michaelis, George Isaac (1867–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/michaelis-george-isaac-20133/text31224, accessed 21 November 2017.

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