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Barnes, Henry (?–1932)

Word was received in Grafton today of the death of Mr. Henry Barnes, of Dyraaba, a well-known stud near Casino, where some members of the Barnes family took up their residence after the dissolution of the Smith-Barnes partnership at Gordon Brook.

The late Mr. Barnes, who died in a private hospital in Brisbane, was a brother of Mr. J. H. S. Barnes, of Canning Downs, and his other brothers were Charlie, "Rob," and Walter. At Dyraaba they had Repartee, Siege Gun, and Canzone, and they bred a number of good horses including Norbury, Inia, and Inia's Boy. Some years ago part of the Dyraba Estate was cut up into soldier settlements, but Mr. Barnes retained a portion of the estate, and continued to breed a few horses, and most of them were sent to Queensland. The late sportsman was a very fine type of racing man, and he was well known throughout Australia, as indeed is every member of the family. Each has been very prominently connected with raclng and boxing, and the passing of Mr. Henry Barnes will be regretted by his many friends in the Eastern States. Colonel Bruxner, who was at the opening ceremony of the Clarence River Bridge, was a nephew. He left to-day for Brisbane.

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