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Polin, Peter Aloysius (1843–1922)

Peter Aloysius Polin, n.d. photographer unknown

Peter Aloysius Polin, n.d. photographer unknown

Freeman's Journal (Sydney), 7 September 1922, p 20

After an Illness of five months Mr. Peter Aloysius Polin, formerly of Coonamble, died at his residence, Cecil Street, Ashfield, on Friday, at the age of 79 years. Deceased, who was born in Nottingham, England, came to this country when very young and spent most of his days in storekeeping in the back country towns, principally in Coonamble, where he built up a very large business. He retired about 17 years ago, and came to Ashfield where he resided quietly ever since. During his residence in Coonamble he was closely and actively identified with the progress of that important centre. He was Mayor on several occasions, was also president of the hospital, judge for the jockey club, and a member of the Land Board. Since his retirement, however, he had taken no active part in public matters. He leaves a widow, four sons, and three daughters. Of the sons, Mr P.E. Polin is manager of the Freeman's Journal Newspaper another is Mr A. B. Polin a well-known city architect.

A requiem mass was celebrated at St Vincent's Church, Ashfield, on Saturday morning the celebrant being Rev Father Gannon, C.M.  The funeral took place in the afternoon the remains being interred in the Roman Catholic section of the Necropolis. The service at the graveside was conducted by Very Rev. Paul Cullen, C.M., provincial of the Vincentian Fathers. The chief mourners were Messrs P.E., A.B. , and H.T. Polin's (sons), T.J. Polin (brother), T.F. de Courey (nephew), W.A. Bell (son-in-law), and amongst others present were Messrs H.A. Conant and W.G. Scarvell (representing Freeman's Journal), P. Sullivan (district trustee H.A.C.B. Society), J.A. Kelly, W.J. Donnelly, J. Leary, C.L. Doherty Miller, ex Superintendent M. Brooks, Dr. Curtis, and a number of ladies.

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'Polin, Peter Aloysius (1843–1922)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/polin-peter-aloysius-23623/text32601, accessed 22 April 2019.

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