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Alfred McManis (1838–1916)

The death was announced yesterday of Mr. Alfred McManis, a member of the old Parramatta family, brother of Messrs. Arthur and Rowley McManis. Mr. Alfred McManis was a famous musician of old Parramatta in the days when a local concert programme was not complete unless it contained such names as those of Mrs. Manton, Mr. Alfred McManis, perhaps with those of Miss Green and Mr. Watsford. Mr. McManis was a prominent Freemason of Parramatta and for years was organist of the lodge St. George. Of late years he has not been much in evidence in Parramatta, the advance of years meaning of course less ability than usual to got about much.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 November 1916, p 6

Citation details

'McManis, Alfred (1838–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


23 October, 1838
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


23 November, 1916 (aged 78)
Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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