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Reading, Edward (1838–1922)

At the age of 84 years, Mr. Edward Reading, of Warwick, Edgecliff-road, Woollahra, passed away yesterday.

The son of the late Richard Grant Reading, Edward Reading was born in Warwickshire in 1838. He came to Australia in 1866 and commenced practice as a dental surgeon, being one of the earliest dentists to practise in Sydney. For many years his rooms were in Phillip-street, but later he moved to Castlereagh-street, near Hunter-street, next to the old Tattersall's Horse Bazaar. For many years the leading dentist of the city, Mr. Reading retired a few years ago.

He displayed a keen interest in golf, and was one of the first members of the Australian Golf Club at Kensington, and in those days golf used to be played in what is now Centennial Park. Mr. Reading was also for many years a member of the Union Club, but retired some years ago.

Mr Reading married Caroline Waddett, daughter of the late Rev. Abraham Waddett. He leaves five sons and one daughter. Mrs. Reading died in April of last year. Four of the sons are in Australia and another is in the South Island of New Zealand, while Miss Reading married Dr. Howard Mummery, and is now living in England.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 March 1922, p 10

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'Reading, Edward (1838–1922)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/reading-edward-16051/text28000, accessed 17 October 2021.

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