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Raphael Cohen (1814–1890)

Mr. Raphael Cohen died yesterday, at the age of 77. He arrived in New South Wales in 1838, and engaged in commercial pursuits till 1852, when he came to Melbourne and became connected with one of the leading firms of auctioneers, Messrs. Francis and Cohen, of which the late Edward Cohen was a member. On the dissolution of that firm Mr. R. Cohen retired from business. At the time of his death he was an auditor of the Metropolitan Gas Company and of the Australasian Life Insurance Company, having held both positions for over 20 years. The deceased was the uncle of Lady Benjamin and of Mr. H. E. Cohen, formerly Colonial Treasurer and Minister for Justice in New South Wales.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Argus (Melbourne), 7 May 1890, p 1
  • probate, Table Talk (Melbourne), 30 May 1890, p 6

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'Cohen, Raphael (1814–1890)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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Brighton, Sussex, England


6 May, 1890 (aged ~ 76)
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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