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Carter, William James (1836–1904)

Another of the old pioneers has been removed from our midst in the person of Mr. William James Carter, of Tarrington. The deceased gentleman was the second son of the late Mr. Charles Carter, formerly of Rosebrook Station. He was born in Tasmania, and arrived in Melbourne with his parents in 1838, being then two years old. In 1842 the family removed to Horsham, where they acquired the North Brighton estate, and when the three brothers, Samuel, William and John, came to man's estate they carried on business in partnership as graziers on a large scale, owning Rosebrook, Brim Spring, North Brighton, Walmer, Pine Plains and Wartook. In 1884 the brothers dissolved partnership, and the deceased retained North Brighton as his share, which he sold in 1888, having two years previously purchased the Tarrington estate, where he resided to the time of his death. Mr. Carter had always been a lover of horses, and was a regular exhibitor at the P. and A. Society's shows. In former years he took considerable interest in public affairs, and was a member of the Wimmera Shire Council for some time. He had been enjoying good health until 11 years ago, when he began to suffer from diabetes. About two months ago (says the Hamilton Spectator) deceased met with an accident by falling from his buggy, from the effects of which he never wholly recovered. He leaves a widow and six children, two sons and four daughters, to mourn their loss.

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'Carter, William James (1836–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/carter-william-james-14257/text25312, accessed 18 December 2018.

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