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Moses, Henry (1832–1926)

Henry Moses, n.d.

Henry Moses, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 July 1926

The death of Mr. Henry Moses, which occurred in Sydney on 19th June, at the age of 93 years, removes a prominent figure from the pastoral and commercial life of New South Wales.

A native of the Hawkesbury River district, Mr. Moses' first venture was in flour milling, of which he made a success, as he did most other things he touched. He gave up milling about 40 years ago, but his business acumen and integrity were so well known that his services were eagerly sought as adviser to several of the leading commercial con¬cerns in Sydney. He was at one time or another a director of the old Australian Steam Navigation Company, the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, the Perpetual Trustee Company, the Australian Gaslight Company, E. Rich and Co. and the Commercial Union Assurance Company.

His connection with the pastoral industry dates back many years, when he became interested in the ownership of Yowendah and Moorabie Stations, on the Castlereagh and Barwon Rivers, Nombi Station, on the Liverpool Plains, and Combadello and Terry-hie-hie Stations, in the Moree district. Combadello is now the only one of these properties that remains in the hands of the family, being held by Mr. F. A. Moses, and until he died three months ago, Mr. William Moses, both sons of the subject of this notice.

As a good citizen Mr. Henry Moses took an active interest in the government of his native State. He commenced his Parliamentary career as member for the Hawkesbury in 1869, a district he continued to represent until 1880. About 1882 he was elected for Canterbury, but resigned three years later, and was subsequently appointed to the Legislative Council. He retained his seat in the Council until July 1923.

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'Moses, Henry (1832–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/moses-henry-751/text752, accessed 11 December 2018.

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