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Dulhunty, Robert George (1843–1918)

Robert Dulhunty, n.d.

Robert Dulhunty, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1918

Mr. Robert George Dulhunty, late stock inspector for the Dubbo P. P. Board, N.S.W., died recently at the age of 75 years. The name of Dulhunty is part of the story of our pastoral industry. "Bob'' Dulhunty went to Dubbo with his father and uncle in the early forties, when sheep were selling at about 1s. per head, consequent on the great drought of 1834- 35-36, and the ruin and speculation that followed on the bursting of the memorable ''South Sea Bubble.''

In company with the Campbells and others, Mr. Dulhunty's father and uncle settled at Old Dubbo Station, and built the homestead about 1847. At that time Dubbo proper did not exist, the present site of the town being occupied by a sheep run, part of Old Dubbo Station.

When the late R. G. Dulhunty grew to manhood, he took up a small station on Marthaguy Creek, which he held for some time, and next entered the Government service as stock inspector for the Dubbo district. In those days the Dubbo district extended as far out as Bourke, and there was no one more conversant with the land and the people of the district than Bob. Dulhunty. Up till quite recently he held the position of stock inspector, and was also coroner for the Dubbo district for many years.

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'Dulhunty, Robert George (1843–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/dulhunty-robert-george-331/text332, accessed 25 November 2017.

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Robert Dulhunty, n.d.

Robert Dulhunty, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1918