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Cameron, William Henry (1861–1916)

William Cameron, n.d.

William Cameron, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 January 1917

News has been received by cable of the death of Mr. William Henry Moore Cameron on 5th December during a voyage from London to Auckland. The deceased had been on an extended foreign tour, and had been away for about nine months.

Mr. Cameron was one of the pioneers, who in the days of long ago, went into the remote places of the Commonwealth and laid the foundation of its great rural industries, which have added so much to the wealth and prosperity of the country. He was the youngest son of the late Mr D. C. Cameron, who formed Barcaldine Downs Station, Queensland, in 1862, and of Mrs. M. A. Cameron, who is now resident at Fairholme, Toowoomba, and at the time of his death was in his 56th year. He was a native of Victoria, and was educated at the Ipswich Grammar School, Queensland, and at Goulburn, New South Wales.

In the early eighties, in conjunction with his brother, Mr. Donald Cameron, he formed Caledonia Station, and at various periods was manager of Terrick Terrick, Kensington Downs, and Ayrshire Downs, all well-known Queensland properties. In 1899 he became partner with his mother and brothers, the late Mr. John Cameron and Mr. Donald Cameron, in Kensington Downs Station, and subsequently became a member of the firm of W. H. Cameron Limited, owners of Buckingham Downs (North-western Queensland), of which he was managing director at the time of his death.

A number of his relatives are engaged in the pastoral industry, including the families of the late Mr. James and William Crombie (brothers-in-law of the deceased), of Greenhills Station, near Longreach, Queensland. The Cameron family still own Kensington Downs and Caledonia Stations. The late Mr. Cameron married in 1897 Miss Amy Maria Hassell. His widow survives him, also two daughters, Miss Clare Cameron, who is at present in France, and Mrs. Archer, who resides in Tasmania. The news of his death has been received with very great regret by his large circle of friends in Australia, particularly in the central and western districts of Queensland, and much sympathy is felt with his relatives, many of whom were the pioneers of the Queensland pastoral industry.

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'Cameron, William Henry (1861–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cameron-william-henry-192/text193, accessed 27 June 2019.

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