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Henry Lee (1838–1924)

Mr. Henry Lee, formerly a compositor on the staff of the "Sydney Morning Herald," died at his residence at Mort-street, Balmain, yesterday, at the advanced age of 88 years. Mr. Lee's long record of service with the "Herald" dated back as far as 1853, when he began his apprenticeship. Mr. Lee consigned the first parcel of newspapers carried by rail in New South Wales. On the opening of the train service between Redfern and Parramatta, he was entrusted with the parcel of "Heralds" sent by the first train for distribution in Parramatta. In 1913 Mr. Lee retired, and since then had enjoyed good health, except for a short period about six years ago, when he was seized with a paralytic stroke, but from which he recovered. Mr. Lee is survived by a widow, one son, Henry, who is an employee in the Process Department of the "Sydney Morning Herald," and four daughters, Misses May, Dorothy, and Linda Lee, and Mrs. E. G. Weekes.

The funeral will take place this afternoon at Rookwood Cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 June 1924, p 10

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4 September, 1838
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


17 June, 1924 (aged 85)
Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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