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Henry Charles (Harry) Newcombe (1835–1908)

A few days ago the death of Mr H. M. Faithfull was announced, now another old cricketer has passed away in Mr Henry Newcombe. He played for New South Wales against Victoria in 1861, '62, and 63. He was top in 1861 with 21 not out in a total of 74. He was a great enthusiast for many years after he left off active cricket. In the early days of the Sydney Cricket Ground he would sit behind the nets every afternoon watching the practice, and was always pleased to discuss the game. He was as popular as he was short, and he will always be remembered well by those who knew him, and whose memory can go back beyond the past 20 years. He was for a long time in the civil Service, and was Deputy Registrar General Lands Titles Office, for some years. He was 74 years of age.

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  • funeral, Evening News (Sydney), 29 October 1908, p 3

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'Newcombe, Henry Charles (Harry) (1835–1908)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


26 October, 1908 (aged ~ 73)
Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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