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Selby, Herbert Basil (1873–1937)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Herbert Basil Selby, managing director of H. B. Selby and Co., Ltd., scientific apparatus importers, of Sydney and Melbourne, died at his home at Gordon on Monday, aged 63 years. He was a native of Victoria, and established his firm in Melbourne before coming to Sydney to start a branch in 1912. Sydney has since become largely the headquarters of the firm.

He was a freemason, and a member of the Warrawee Bowling Club. He assisted many charities.

He is survived by Mrs. Selby, four sons – Mr. D. M., Dr. C. H., and Messrs. E. J. and B. A. Selby – and one daughter, Dr. Doris Selby.

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Alternative Names
  • Silberberg, Herbert Bezallel

17 December 1873
Branxholme, Victoria, Australia


12 July 1937
Gordon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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