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James Montague (Monti) Kemmis (1863–1936)

Mr James Montague Kemmis, whose death occurred at his residence in Whetton-street, Chatswood, on Saturday, at the age of 73, was the eldest son of the late Canon Kemmis for 34 years associated with St Mark's Church Darling Point.

Mr James Kemmis was a senior oarsman of the Sydney Rowing Club in his early days and a prominent yachting man. He was for years a member of the choir of St Mark's Church. He was educated at The King's School, and on leaving school entered the office of Mr. J. Horbury Hunt, the architect, later joining the staff of the Government Architect's Office. After some years there he went to Fiji, where he was employed by the Colonial Sugar Refining Company. He was seriously injured and left for dead during a coolie riot. Leaving the service of the company Mr Kemmis bought a sugar plantation, which he managed for some years. When he sold this he came to Sydney and joined the staff of the Colonial Sugar Company again, finally retiring four years ago. He was unmarried.

The funeral will leave Wood Coffill's chapel at Chatswood at 10 a.m. to-day.

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  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 January 1936, p 15

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21 July, 1863
Yass, New South Wales, Australia


18 January, 1936 (aged 72)
Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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