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Robert Coupland Winn (1845–1930)

The death has occurred, at the age of 85, of Mr. Robert Coupland Winn, of East Crescent-street, McMahon's Point, and formerly of Newcastle. Mr Winn, who was a brother of Mr. Isaac Winn and of the late Mr William Winn, began life as a wheelwright, and was the builder of the first bicycle used in the northern city. It was made of wood, the wheels being shod with tyres of iron. It was for long a novelty in the district, and was regularly ridden by Mr William Winn. Over 40 years ago Mr Winn came to Sydney, and set up in business as a builder, making his home at Glebe Point, where he resided for over 20 years. Mr Winn has left a widow, two sons, Messrs Frederick Winn, architect, and Alfred Winn, a director of Winns, Ltd, of Oxford-street, Camperdown and Redfern and a daughter Miss Florence Winn. Mr Charles Winn, well known in sporting circles who died two years ago, was a son. The remains were cremated, the funeral being largely attended.

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1 August, 1930 (aged ~ 85)
McMahons Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia