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James Cook (1853–1934)

The death occurred last Wednesday of Mr. James Cook at the age of 81 years. The late Mr. Cook was born at Ipswich in 1853 and was educated at the Ipswich Grammar School. As a youth he was apprenticed to the printing trade in the office of the Queensland Times. Later he went to New South Wales, and after spending short period in that State returned to Queensland. In April, 1897, he joined the staff of the Government Printing Office as a compositor, and subsequently rose to the position of overseer. On several occasions he acted as Government Printer. At the time of his retirement he was occupying the position of reviser. Mr. Cook's chief recreation was chess. He was actively connected with the School of Arts, acting as treasurer for some years. At the funeral on Thursday morning, at the Toowong cemetery, the service was conducted by the Rev. H. P. Schlencker.

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21 August, 1853
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia


28 February, 1934 (aged 80)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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