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Charles Junor Charles Junor i(A29123 works by)
Born: Established: 1864 ; Died: Ceased: 8 Jul 1901 Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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Junor was a journalist and author. The Queenslander 26 March 1898 (p. 595), notes that Junor was the assistant secretary to the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science at Sydney University, while his widow's wedding announcement in the Sydney Morning Herald (23 February 1904, p.4) suggests he had an association with both Melbourne University and Sydney University. According to Randolph Bedford in his autobiography Naught to Thirty-Three, Junor was employed by Dr Bill (William) Maloney as his parliamentary secretary while Maloney was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for West Melbourne, a seat he held between 1889 and 1901.

Bedford describes Junor as 'a good writer and a merry soul' whose Dead Men's Tales was written 'with all youth's enjoyment of gloom and mystery'. He recounts a humorous incident at a Melbourne theatre which resulted in Junor's appearance next morning in court charged with obstructing police; he was discharged with a caution. Junor drowned in Sydney Harbour at Milson's Point, 'falling between the wharf and the ferry in attempting a landing before the ship tied up'. At the time of his death, Junor and his wife Minnie lived in Ridge Street, North Sydney. His second novel was at press when he died. (Source: Randolph Bedford, Naught to Thirty-Three, pp. 159, 174-75 (1944 edition); pp. 148, 163 (1976 edition)).

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