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William Thomas Reay

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Colonel William Thomas Reay CBE VD (10 November 1858 – 11 November 1929) was an Australian journalist, newspaper editor, and politician, as well as a police and army officer. Early life The son of an English sailmaker, Edward William Reay and his Irish wife, Johanna Brennen, Reay was born in Balmain, Sydney, but grew up in Williamstown, Melbourne. He ran away to sea when he was thirteen, but left his ship at Dunedin, New Zealand, and worked as a clerk for a while before working his way home. He then attended King's College, Melbourne and joined the Victoria Sugar Company at Yarraville, where he worked for nine years. Career In June 1883 he bought the Coleraine Albion, followed by the Port Melbourne Standard. From 1887 to 1890 he was editor of the Hamilton Spectator, and from 1891 he was leader-writer and assistant editor of the Melbourne Daily Telegraph. When it closed in 1892 he moved to the Melbourne Weekly Times and then to The Herald as literary editor and later
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