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Harry Ambrose Russell (1864–1929)

The death occurred yesterday morning at his home at Bowral of Mr. Harry Ambrose Russell, senior partner of the legal firm of Messrs. Sly and Russell, chairman of directors of the Daily Telegraph Pictorial, Ltd. and deputy chairman of Sun Newspapers, Ltd. He was 64 years of age.

Mr. Russell was a son of the late Mr. H. C. Russell who was for many years Government Astronomer in New South Wales and received his education at Fort Street School, Sydney Grammar School, where he finished as dux and captain, and at the Sydney University. At the University he won a number of bursaries and took his BA degree.

In addition to his newspaper interests he was a director of Palmolive Co (Aust.) Ltd., the Alliance Assurance Co., Ltd., and the Ammonia Co. of Australia.

He was a keen golfer and with Mr E. P. Simpson purchased the land which is now the Royal Sydney golf links, and he was one of the oldest members of the Australian Club.

Mr. Russell is survived by Mrs Russell and two daughters - Mrs Brian Windeyer (wife of Dr. Windeyer of Bowral) and Mrs S. D. Moore (wife of Commander Moore of the Royal Australian Navy).

The funeral will take place at the Rookwood Crematorium at 4.30 o’clock this afternoon. There will be a private service at Bowral in the morning.

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'Russell, Harry Ambrose (1864–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 July 2024.

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