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Burt, Reginald George (1879–1957)

Mr. Reginald George Edward Burt, who died on 7th February, was a member of one of Western Australia's oldest families and was well known in pastoral circles throughout the State. His father, Septimus Burt, was Attorney General of the Crown Colony of Western Australia in 1887, while his grandfather, Sir Archibald Paul Burt, was its first Chief Justice.

The late Mr. Burt was born in Perth in 1879 and was educated in England, at Repton. He spent some of his earlier years in the service of the Western Australian State Government, but shortly after the turn of the century he went, with his brother Archibald, to Brickhouse Station, Carnarvon, where they worked as jackeroos. They were later appointed joint managers of the station, which was at that time owned by Messrs. Forrest and Burt. After a few years the station became the property of Septimus Burt and Reginald took over the management by himself, remaining in charge until the early 1920's, when he purchased the adjoining Doorawarrah Station. He retained an interest in Brickhouse, as well as in Gifford Creek Stations, Carnarvon, and Glengarry, at Geraldton.

Mr. Burt was one of the founders of the Nor'-West Murchison Cricket Club and was also keenly interested in yachting and racing. For most of his life he owned racehorses and ran them both in the country and on metropolitan courses.

He is survived by a widow, daughter, and stepson.

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'Burt, Reginald George (1879–1957)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/burt-reginald-george-1361/text1359, accessed 14 December 2018.

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