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Brown, Donald (1833–1896)

from Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Vic)

Mr. Donald Brown, one of the oldest residents of the Rutherglen district, died at his residence, Lake Moodomere, on Sunday evening from heart disease. Mr. Brown has been a colonist for 57 years, and lived in this district since 1852. He helped to inaugurate the Rutherglen Road Board, now the Rutherglen Shire Council, in which body he filled the position of secretary for 20 years, and since his retirement about 10 years ago he was local auditor to that body up to the time of his death. He was the foremost in agitating for the construction of the extension of the North-Eastern railway to Wahgunyah from Springhurst, which was built on the evidence given by his committee at that time. He was the first to start the Murray Valley Agricultural Society at Wahgunyah, being secretary to that body for some time. He took a great interest in all local affairs, and was once the collector of agricultural statistics for this district. He was 62 years of age. He leaves a large family.

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'Brown, Donald (1833–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/brown-donald-23630/text32839, accessed 15 September 2019.

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