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Dean, John (1852–1938)

Mr. John Dean, a well known veterinary surgeon, died at the Campbell Town Hospital on Saturday in his 87th year, after an illness extending over some weeks. A son of the late Mr. John Dean, one of the early settlers in Northern Tasmania, he was born at Longford. His early life was spent at "Connorville," the late Mr. Arthur O'Connor then being the owner of that property.

Mr. Dean from a boy took a keen interest in horses, particularly the racing stock at "Connorville," these including the progeny of Mozart and The Assyrian. He also assisted in their preparation for race meetings, He was an accomplished cross-country rider, and trained several hunters. After some time at Connorville, Mr. Dean went to the Riverina, and resided at Deniliquin, where he was married. While in New South Wales he qualified as a veterinary surgeon, but his interest in racing had not waned, and he owned some good horses, which he trained himself. After about 25 years at Deniliquin, Mr. Dean returned to Tasmania, and followed his profession, until he retired about five years ago. He was associated with the Tasmanian Turf Club as veterinary surgeon, and was a judge of horses at shows. His first wife died at Deniliquin, leaving a family of three daughters and one son. On returning to Tasmania, Mr. Dean married again, and some time ago his wife predeceased him.

The funeral, which will be private, will take place at the Carr Villa Cemetery to-day.

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'Dean, John (1852–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/dean-john-1255/text1246, accessed 6 April 2020.

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