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Bigge, Philip (1863–1913)

Philip Bigge, n.d.

Philip Bigge, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 February 1913

The sudden death of Mr. Philip Bigge, of the firm of Messrs. Bigge and McConnel, occurred at Southport, Brisbane, last month. Mr. Bigge was well known in Queensland as part owner with Mr. Eric McConnel, of Mt. Brisbane and Consuelo Stations. He was a member of the old pioneering pastoral family, of which Messrs. F. F. and E. E. Bigge were such prominent representatives in Queensland a number of years ago, and a nephew of Sir Francis Bigge, who accompanied the present king on his visit to Brisbane some years ago. His father was a Queensland pioneer, who took up land at Grandchester, formerly named Bigge's Camp. Mr. Philip Bigge was educated in England, but returned to Queensland at an early age, and took control of his family's pastoral interests in the country. He did not take a prominent part in public life, but was naturally well known in pastoral and business circles, and referred to as "one of the best of men." The cause of death was appendicitis and an operation was performed the day after he was taken ill. It was evidently too late, as he quickly grew worse, and died the following morning. It is understood that Mr. Bigge, just prior to his death, was making arrangements to leave Queensland for the purpose of taking up his residence with his family—a wife and son, twelve years of age—permanently in England.

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'Bigge, Philip (1863–1913)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/bigge-philip-1164/text1159, accessed 23 July 2018.

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Philip Bigge, n.d.

Philip Bigge, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 February 1913