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David Moses (1839–1916)

There passed away on Saturday, last, at his late residence, 'Clifford', Potts Point, Sydney, an old and highly respected resident of the State in the person of Mr. David Moses, F.C.P.A., at the advanced age of 77 years. The late Mr. Moses, who was born in London, came to Australia as a mere boy and had remained here ever since. In his earlier days he followed mercantile pursuits in the Manaro district and later on at Tenterfield. For about the past 20 years, however, he had resided in Sydney, where he followed his profession of public accountant and fire adjustor. In literary circles he was known as one of the best students of the immortal Charles Dickens, and he contributed largely to the meetings of the Dickens' Fellowship in Sydney, of which he was president. He was also a great lover and critic of music and owned about the best private library of gramaphone music in Australia.

He married a daughter of the late S. Solomon, of Eden, Twofold Bay, who is a sister of Mrs Nathan Cohen, of Tamworth, and is survived by her and a family of four daughters and four sons, one of whom has recently been wounded in France.

Mr. Moses was connected with this paper as the first auditor and occupied that position until his advanced age compelled him to retire.

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29 July, 1839
London, Middlesex, England


28 October, 1916 (aged 77)
Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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