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Mark Moss (1825–1901)

from Argus

The death is announced this morning of Mr Mark Moss, whose name has been a familiar one in Melbourne for nearly half a cenutry. Mr Moss, who arrived early in the fifties, was a native of Harrow, England, where he was born in November, 1824. Dating his long residence here he took an active interest in all charitable matters, was a member of the council of the Old Colonists' Association, built an old colonials' home, and built also one of the Jewish almshouses. He was best known in the world of bowls and was often termed the "father of bowls" in Victoria. He took the first visiting bowlers' teams from Melbourne to Sydney and New Zealand, and for some was president of the Victorian Bowling Association. His death took place at his residence in East Melbourne yesterday morning. The funeral is fixed for to day at 2 pm.

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Life Summary [details]


November, 1825
London, Middlesex, England


20 June, 1901 (aged 75)
East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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