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Comerford, Edward James (?–1950)

The death occurred recently of Mr. Edward James Comerford, who was for many years a leading stock and station agent at Moree, N.S.W., and also the owner of Brudle Park, in the Moree district.

Mr. Comerford was born in Ireland, but came to Australia in 1889 and took up an appointment with the Union Bank of Australia Ltd., where he obtained his early business training. Later he decided to go on the land and spent nine years at Welltown Station, Goondiwindi, Q., gaining much valuable pastoral experience.

From Welltown Mr. Comerford moved to Moree to establish his own stock and station agency business, and was joined shortly afterwards by the late Mr. J. B. Cramsie, one of the leading figures in the meat industry of Australia for many years and a former chairman of the Australian Meat Council and president of the New South Wales Meat Advisory Board. Messrs. Comerford and Cramsie carried on their Moree business as a partnership for some time, but when Mr. Cramsie resigned Mr. Comerford continued to operate on his own account until the firm was taken over by the Australian, Mercantile, Land and Finance Co. Ltd. in 1937.

In the meantime Mr. Comerford had purchased part of Bogamildi Station from the Australian, Mercantile, Land and Finance Co. Ltd., and he retained ownership of this property, which was called Brudle Park, up to the time of his death. His pastoral interests were further expanded in 1947 when he purchased Lucksall, situated 11 miles from Moree, for his only son, Mr. E. A. Comerford, who now resides there. Mr. Comerford is also survived by his three daughters, Mesdames G. Wilde, K. Godfrey, and G. Lawton.

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'Comerford, Edward James (?–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/comerford-edward-james-239/text240, accessed 22 September 2019.

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