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Cumming, Gordon Forrest (1878–1920)

Mr. Gordon Forrest Cumming, a member of the well-known Western District family of graziers, died suddenly on Tuesday night while on a short visit to Melbourne. Born at Toorak, Mr. Cumming, who was 42 years of age, was a son of the late Mr. William Cumming, of Mount Fyans Estate, Darlington, near Camperdown. He was educated at Geelong Grammar School, and was a good athlete in his younger days. In recent years Mr. Cumming had been living on his Wooroglin Estate, at Darlington. He took a keen interest in the turf and raced several horses. The best performer he owned was Obi, who won for Mr. Cumming the Grand National Hurdle Race in 1910, and again in 1913. Widden and Tantalla were other horses raced successfully by him. Mrs Cummings survives her husband. Mr. Cumming was a brother of Mr. W. B. Cumming, Mr. C. B. P. Cumming and Mr. A. B. Cumming, who are all interested in grazing properties in the Western District.

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'Cumming, Gordon Forrest (1878–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cumming-gordon-forrest-1637/text1741, accessed 12 November 2019.

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