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Gerald Joseph Barry (1846–1931)

Mr. G.J. Barry, one of the State's oldest solicitors, died on Sunday in a private hospital at Darlinghurst. He was 85 years old. Mr. Barry was born at Raymond Terrace, on the Hunter River, and was educated in Sydney. He became managing clerk for Mr. Frederick Curtiss, and subsequently joined him in the legal firm of Barry and Curtiss. Later he entered into partnership with Mr. O.E. Norris, and then became senior member of the firm of Barry, Norris, and Wildes. He had been practising for more than 50 years. For several years Mr. Barry was Mayor of North Sydney. He was deputy chairman and legal director of the City Mutual Life Assurance Society, Ltd., and chairman of the Bulli Colliery Company. He was a member of the Australian Jockey Club, and one of the oldest members of Tattersalls Club. He is survived by two daughter, Mrs. S. McDonald and Mrs. Lebbeus Hordern, and three sons, Messrs. Roger, Redmond, and Hubert Barry. The funeral will take place to-day at Gore Hill, after a mass beginning at St. Mary's Cathedral at 9 a.m.

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'Barry, Gerald Joseph (1846–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 July 2024.

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Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia


August, 1931 (aged ~ 85)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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