Peter North

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PETER NORTH, who died in April, was the son of A. P. (Percy) North who founded the com­pany A. P. North Pty, Ltd., Matchless and Fran­cis Bar­nett mo­tor­cy­cle dis­trib­u­tors in Went­worth Av­enue, Syd­ney.

In his school hol­i­day time, and when­ever pos­si­ble at other times, Peter could be found around the show­room or in the work­shop area tinker­ing, and learn­ing about the mo­tor­cy­cle trade. He learned to ride on what was prob­a­bly a com­pany demon­stra­tor, and could be found in later days en­joy­ing the joys of mo­tor­cy­cling. Peter’s par­ents were both school teach­ers and so ap­pre­ci­ated the value of a good ed­u­ca­tion with the re­sult that af­ter his Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate, he con­tin­ued his learn­ing at Syd­ney Univer­sity, and later at Har­vard. From Roger Foy

Peter North (left) with Roger Foy.

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