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Darlot, Leonard Hawthorn (1862–1943)

Mr. Leonard Hawthorn Darlot, who, for more than half a century held a prominent position in the pastoral activities of this State, and particularly in the Murchison and Mingenew districts, died in Perth on Tuesday last after a lengthy illness.

Born in Melbourne 82 years ago, the late Mr. Darlot, who was a son of the late Mr. H. Darlot, of Bundyulumblah Station, Deniliquen (N.S.W.), was educated at Wesley College (Victoria). He spent his youth on his father's property and in Queensland acquiring experience in pastoral matters. In 1882 he came to Western Australia and with his brother, the late Mr. E. F. Darlot, settled on the Berringarra Station on the Murchison River. They subsequently became interested in many pastoral properties including Urella Station in the Mingenew district.

The late Mr. Darlot was prominently associated with horse-racing in this state and many horses carried his colours. He was elected a member of the West Australian Turf Club in 1895; and served on the committee of that club for over forty years. For several years he was president of the West Australian Hunt club. Others sports organisations in which he took a keen interest were the Perth Golf Club, of which he was a past president, and the Royal Perth Yacht Club. He was also patron of the Mingenew Agricultural Society since the inception of that organisation in 1932, and in addition to being an official he was also a prominent exhibitor at the society's shows.

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'Darlot, Leonard Hawthorn (1862–1943)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/darlot-leonard-hawthorn-16558/text28480, accessed 16 December 2018.

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