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Dunkley, Henry Thomas (1903–1956)

Henry Dunkley, n.d.

Henry Dunkley, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 April 1956

At the comparatively early age of 53, the death occurred on 1st March of Mr. Henry Thomas Dunkley, a principal of the Summerlea Pastoral Company, Capel, W.A. In association with his brother, Mr. A. Dunkley, he had built up a fine reputation for cattle breeding, and was one of the State's most successful breeders and exhibitors. He was a councillor of the Royal Agricultural Society and principal of a private company—Glen Albyn—formed to sell meat direct from the farm to the table. The aim of the company is to distribute in refrigerated trucks the best quality foods, prepared in the best possible way, and at the lowest possible cost, the meat to be wrapped in special cellulose film and labelled with the quality, grade, exact weight, and price.

Born in Victoria, Mr. Dunkley went to Western Australia in 1904 with his family. His father started in a small way on a 200-acre holding, but at the time of Mr. Dunkley's death the Summerlea company possessed a 5000-acre holding of some of the most fertile land in the south-west of the State. An A.I.S. stud was started in 1926 and soon came to the front with many successes at Perth Royal Show, the championship award for female being won five years in succession. Recently a Hereford stud was established, and in that section at last year's Royal won many prizes.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 April 1956, pp 461 & 463 (view original)

Citation details

'Dunkley, Henry Thomas (1903–1956)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/dunkley-henry-thomas-334/text335, accessed 14 November 2019.

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Henry Dunkley, n.d.

Henry Dunkley, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 April 1956