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Carty, Richard Thomas (1842–1917)

Richard Carty, n.d.

Richard Carty, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 September 1917

The late Mr. Richard Thomas Carty, of Brisbane Hill, Hamilton, Victoria, who died in July, was born at Wexford, Ireland, on 9th February, 1842.

He landed in Australia in February 1859 with little of this world's goods to help him on his way, and followed various pursuits until the lure of the New Zealand goldfields attracted him. He worked hard there, with the usual varying fortunes, and eventually returned to Victoria, where he engaged in cattle droving.

Later on he accepted the managership of the Breadalbane Estate, near Castlemaine, Victoria, and in the early sixties leased Mt. Clay Estate, in the Heywood district. By pluck and perseverance Mr. Carty made a success of this venture, and took up the lease of the Park Hill Estate, on the Wannon, in 1873, in which year he married Miss Lucy Hawkins. Eight years later they went to the Wando Vale Estate, near Casterton, which has since been subdivided for closer settlement, and after living there nearly four years, Mr. Carty purchased Brisbane Hill, in the Byaduk district, from the late Mr. Sidney Austin.

He was at one time a member of the Dundas Shire Council, and for many years took a very active interest in the Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society, of which, after being vice-president for a considerable time, he was elected as president. He was a successful breeder of Lincoln sheep, and as far back as 1879 won prizes at the Hamilton Show for this breed.

Mr. Carty by his sterling manly qualities won hosts of true friends in all walks of life. He leaves a widow, two sons, and one daughter, his second son, Leslie, being a member of the A.I.F. Two sons predeceased their father.

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