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Nathan, Simeon (1861–1925)

from Argus (Melbourne)

The sudden death of Mr. Simeon Nathan removed one of the best supporters the game of bowls has ever had in the Commonwealth. Mr. Nathan was for many years president of the Victorian Bowling Association, and his great work and liberality in this connection will be long and gratefully remembered by all bowlers, more especially those who worked with him during his long and successful regime. It was in the 1912-13 season (during his presidency of the V.R.A.) that the Australian Bowling Council's Carnival was held in Melbourne (Mr. Nathan was one of the founders and president of the A.B.C), and the great success of the event was in a large measure due to Mr. Nathan's eflorts and generosity. He was during his long bowling career a prominent playing member of the Richmond Union and Carlton clubs, and on the 'Union's behalf meritoriously assisted that club in president's trophy victories and other important fixtures. Mr. Nathan was nearly always present at important contests, and a chat on the ? always brought up reminiscences of many pleasant days on the greens in Victoria or other States, or pleasant times on English greens, Mr. Nathan being a member of the first Australian team that visited the old country under the presidency of the late Mr. Charles Wood. Mr. Nathan was also well and popularly known in the other States, and it may be truly said that bowlers throughout the Commonwealth will regret the loss of not only a good bowler but a true and loyal friend. The sympathy of all will be extended to his widow and family.

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'Nathan, Simeon (1861–1925)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/nathan-simeon-16286/text28231, accessed 26 August 2019.

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