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Blaxland, Reginald Thomas (Reg) (1844–1911)

Reginald Blaxland, n.d.

Reginald Blaxland, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 13 April 1911

Mr. Reginald Thomas Blaxland, of Murinbin (Singleton, N.S.W.) passed away at his residence on the 17th March. The deceased had been failing in health for about twelve months, and in December last his illness became serious. He was born at the Brush Farm, Parramatta River, and was the third son of the late Arthur Blaxland, of Fordwich, and grand-nephew of Gregory Blaxland, the pioneer explorer. The early days of his life were spent at Fordwich Estate, near Singleton. He was educated at The King's School, Parramatta, and from there he went on to his father's station Kickerbell, Liverpool Plains. On the death of his father in 1866, he took up his residence at Fordwich, which property he managed for his mother. In 1877 he built his residence at Murinbin, which property adjoins Fordwich. He was also the managing partner with his brothers in Keepit Station, Tamworth district. Mr. Blaxland was a man of magnificent physique, endowed with a frank and cheerful disposition, which won for him the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends. With his death there passed away a well-known identity, and one who did much good for the Singleton district. During his lifetime he occupied a number of important positions. For many years he was president of the Northern Agricultural Association, a member of the Singleton Land Board, chairman of the local Pastures Protection Board, and was also on the council of the Royal Agricultural Society, Sydney. He was a Justice of the Peace for forty years. He leaves a widow, three sons, and two daughters, and one surviving brother, Mr. Francis J. Blaxland, auctioneer, West Maitland, to mourn his loss. He attained the age of sixty-seven years.

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