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Herbert Vincent Harris (1882–1951)

A well-known racing and trotting identity, Mr. Herbert Vincent Harris of Suntop, who died late on Friday night 16, is being mourned by his many friends and relatives. Mr. Harris, the son of a pioneer family which selected the farming and grazing property "Roselynne" lived all his life (69 years) in the Wellington District.

In his active days, Mr. Harris was a virile member of the sportsground committee and won the championship pigeon shoot of the west.

Mr. Harris is survived by his widow, Florence Gertrude, four sons: William (Orange); Langley and James (Suntop); Jack (Tarro); four daughters: Margaret, Mrs. D. J. Heaton (Tarro); Elsie, Mrs. L. McMillan; Jean, Mrs D. Feebrey and Miss Frances Harris, all of Sydney. One sister, Miss Irene Harris, survives Mr Harris, and his only brother Harry, predeceased him by a number of years.

Mr. Harris was buried in the Curra Creek cemetery after a service at St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 17. Rev. Father Healey officiated at the church and at the graveside and Messrs. C. J. Shakespeare and Sons arranged the funeral.  

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Wellington, New South Wales, Australia


16 November, 1951 (aged ~ 69)
Wellington, New South Wales, Australia

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