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Collins, Christopher John (1881–1919)

from Pastoral Review

Christopher Collins, n.d.

Christopher Collins, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 July 1919

Christopher John Collins, a well-known figure in Queensland pastoral circles, died at his home, Tamrookum, near Beaudesert, last month at the early age of 38 years, from pneumonia, supervening on influenza. He was born at Tamrookum in 1881, and was the only son of the late Hon. Robert Collins, M.L.C. On the death of his father the management of the large properties and other interests of the firm of John Collins and Son devolved upon him, and in addition to controlling the North Australian Pastoral Company, he was interested in the firm of Collins, White and Co., and was a director of the Queensland Meat Export Company.

In addition to the above business connections he was keenly interested in all public matters connected with the Beaudesert and Upper Logan districts, being president of the Picnic Race Club, president of the Logan and Albert Jockey Club, and president of the Logan and Albert Agricultural and Pastoral Society. Of a charitable and kindly disposition, he was loved by all who knew him for his never-failing help in any deserving cause, and though precluded from active service by physical disability, he did his share by generously supporting all patriotic funds during the war. The late Mr. Collins was of somewhat shy disposition, and his many charitable acts will never be known to the public, but his loss will be severely felt for many a year to come. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. R. M. Collins, and six sisters -Mrs. H. Bruxner, Mrs. Colin Philp, Mrs. J. W. Ralston, Mrs. De Burgh B. Persse, Mrs. Douglas Harris, and Mrs. D. M. Fraser.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Brisbane Courier, 4 June 1919, p 9
  • probate, Queenslander, 27 September 1919, p 15

Citation details

'Collins, Christopher John (1881–1919)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/collins-christopher-john-238/text239, accessed 11 December 2019.

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