INNES-NOAD, SIDNEY REGINALD (1860-1931), tea merchant and politician, was born
on 12 May 1860 at Clerkenwell, London, son of Frederick Innes Noad, merchant and
later ship-owner, and his wife Emma Matilda (formerly Clark), née Tennant.
Educated in London at Highgate School and Braintree College, Essex, he reached
Melbourne in 1883. A tea-taster, he married at Balaclava on 1 June 1886 Rosa
Gertrude, the well-dowered daughter of William Howard Smith, and sister of Bruce
Smith. Later Innes-Noad was a buyer for Lange & Thonemann and Joseph
Webster & Co., tea importers, and by 1890 was in partnership with O. M.
Malcolm. In the early 1890s he formed Innes-Noad, Price & Griffiths. The
company expanded and also imported 'real Mountain Dew whisky'.
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