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North, Samuel Charles (1832–1921)

The "Scone Advocate" publishes some interesting details concerning the late Mr. S. C. V. [Samuel Charles Valentine] North, who recently passed away at his residence, 30 Bond-street, Sydney, at the ripe age of 89 years. The deceased who was father of Mr Fred. North, a well-known resident of Singleton, was born on 14th February, 1832, at the Government residence, Windsor, and was educated at the Sydney College (now Sydney Grammar School). His favourite school chum was T. A. Browne, who was later and better known in the literary world by the pen name of "Rolfe Boldrewood.'' When boys they were common frequenters of Henry (after Sir Henry) Parkes' toy shop in Hunter-street Sydney, and from whose shelves they made many purchases. Following pastoral pursuits in later life, a succession of bad seasons ended whatever pretensions he had in that direction. He was subsequently appointed an Inspector of C.P.'s in the Tumut district, and afterwards at Scone, retiring from that office some 24 years since, when in his 65th year. For a number of years he associated himself with the stock and station agency business in Scone, and on his retirement made his residence in Sydney, where a few years back he lost his estimable and devout partner of long years in life. The late Mr North was a son of the late Captain Samuel North, who came with the old and historic 50th Regiment, 102nd Foot, and was later appointed Sydney's first Water Police magistrate. The deceased was one of nature's gentlemen in every sense of the term, having a refined and courteous manner; and just as there are very few in these parts who did not have personal acquaintance with him, there are none who met him without honouring and respecting him. His warm-heartedness and friendship likewise held him in popular and universal favour throughout the district.

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'North, Samuel Charles (1832–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/north-samuel-charles-29277/text36352, accessed 26 August 2019.

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