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Campbell, Peter Colin (1844–1923)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Peter Campbell, n.d.

Peter Campbell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 January 1924

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. Peter Colin Campbell, head of the firm of Campbell Bros., Inverell, and the Rangers Valley stations. He had the distinction of being the first white child born in the Inverell district. This was in 1844. He was thus 79 years of age. His father, Mr. Alexander Campbell, was the orginal pioneer of the district, being the head of a party which in 1830 explored the north in search of pastoral country. Byron Station was marked out by him for the McIntyres, of Blairmore, Aberdeen, and Inverell for himself. A year or two later he brought his young wife to Inverell, where a family of four sons and three daughters was born. Of those only Mrs. E. C. Body, Warana, Inverell, and Mrs. James, of Pindari, survive. Deceased's father died in 1856, and six years later when he returned from school, "P.C.," as he was everywhere known, had to take over the management of the station. This he had carried on ever since, till within a few months of his death, when he developed a serious internal malady. From the first he made every effort to produce a type of heavy Merino sheep, and he was extraordinarily successful. He married Miss Dora Clerk, of Clerkness, Bundarra, who predeceased him 20 years ago. Of the union there were two children—Mr. Colin Campbell (Rangers Valley), and Mrs. Braithwaite Turner. Deceased was a generous supporter of the hospitals, the P. and A. Society (of which he was a committeeman for very many years), the Presbyterian Church, and other institutions. The flags at the Town Hall were half-masted.

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'Campbell, Peter Colin (1844–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/campbell-peter-colin-197/text1603, accessed 19 June 2018.

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