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John Rendell Street (1832–1891)

Many will learn with regret that Mr. J. R. [John Rendell] Street on Monday died at his residency Bertley-place, Elizabeth Bay. Mr. Street had been in ill-health for the last six months, but it was not until within the last fortnight that serious complications developed. It was hoped that a voyage to England would have restored Mr. Street to health, and with that hope his passage to England was booked in the Polynesian on her last trip. But at the date of her departure, February 26, it was deemed inadvisable for Mr. Street to undertake the journey, and it was arranged that he should travel in the Yarra, which left Sydney on Wednesday. It was last Wednesday when Mr. Street passed into the condition which gave but little hope of recovery. On that day he lost consciousness and, with the exception of brief intervals, he remained unconscious to the time of his death. Mr. Street was well known and highly respected. He was an Australian by birth, his natal place being Bathurst. He was 59 years old. He leaves a widow, two daughters, and five sons. He had sat in the Legislative Assembly during this and last Parliaments as one of the representatives of East Sydney. He was a member of the Public Works Committee when that body was first constituted. He took a great interest in the Sydney Hospital, and was once treasurer of that institution, and subsequently became one of the vice-presidents. At the age of 22 the deceased gentleman began his mercantile career by joining the firm of Messrs. Smith, Crawford, and Co. Some years later he became a member of the firm known, as Messrs. Allan, Street, and Norton. A dissolution of partnership took place, after which Mr. Street acted as agent fer several well-known people until the time the Perpetual Trustee and Agency Company was formed, and of which he was appointed the managing director. He continued to occupy this position until the day of his death.

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19 October, 1832
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia


23 March, 1891 (aged 58)
Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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