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Chirnside, George Thomas (1864–1942)

Mr. George Thomas Chirnside, of Mooroolbark Park, Lilydale, Australia's foremost breeder of Jersey cattle and a member of a family which has been associated with the grazing industry for more than 100 years, died yesterday, aged 76.

Born at Carranballac, the original home of the Chirnside family, Mr. Chirnside established his Jersey stud at Werribee. He imported most of the sires which were to raise Jerseys to such fame in Australia. Most important of them was Twilight King. In 1926 he acquired Mooroolbark Park.

Apart from cattle breeding he had few interests except fishing, of which he was very fond. Until about five years ago he went annually to New Zealand for the trout season.

He leaves a widow and a daughter, Mrs. John Pape.

The funeral, which will be private, will leave Sleight's chapel, St. Kilda Rd., for East Geelong Cemetery, at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow.

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'Chirnside, George Thomas (1864–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/chirnside-george-thomas-1090/text1086, accessed 20 August 2018.

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