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Cotton, Henry Bayes (1819–1906)

Mr. Henry Bayes Cotton, who for upwards of 25 years filled the position of manager, of the Newcastle branch of the Bank of New South Wales, died at his residence, Hunter's Hill, Sydney, on Monday, at the age of 86. When Mr. Cotton was first appointed to the management of the local, branch, the business was carried out in the premises now occupied by Mr. Tarrant, newsagent, Hunter street. After leaving Newcastle he took up his residence in Sydney where he remained till the time of his death. During his residence n Newcastle Mr. Cotton manifested a keen interest in all public matters. He took prominent part in the establishment of the School of Arts, and was a member of the Church of England he did good work in the capacity of church warden, lay reader, and member of the Synod. He was also a zealous worker for the hosptal, and in many other respects proved himself an ideal citizen. He retired from the service of the bank about 15 years ago. Mr. Cotton arrived in New South Wales in 1838 and was manager of the bank in Geelong (Vic) when the Ballarat goldfields were at their zenith. He leaves a family of three sons.

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'Cotton, Henry Bayes (1819–1906)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cotton-henry-bayes-19328/text30792, accessed 27 February 2021.

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