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Dutton, Henry (1848–1914)

Henry Dutton, n.d.

Henry Dutton, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1914

The late Mr. Henry Dutton, of Anlaby, South Australia, whose death occurred on 25th August, was owner of one of the finest pastoral properties in that State. At one time the Anlaby Estate, which lies to the north-east of Kapunda, comprised about 70,000 acres, but Government repurchase and private sale have reduced the area to something over 20,000 acres. From a little shingle-covered hut, built in 1841 by Mr. Alexander Buchanan, father of Mr. Justice Buchanan, of the South Australian Supreme Court, the Anlaby homestead has developed into a palatial mansion, equipped with every modern comfort and convenience. The name of Dutton has been associated with Kapunda and district since its earliest pre-settlement times. Mr. William Hampden Dutton, father of Mr. Henry Dutton, who was interested in New South Wales pastoral properties, induced his brother, Mr. Frederick Hansborough Dutton, to take up land in South Australia. Another brother, Mr. F. S. Dutton, came from Brazil to assist in the South Australian venture, and he it was who found the indications of copper which led to the discovery of the famous Kapunda mine. He afterwards entered politics, became Premier of South Australia, and was Agent-General when he died. Mr. Henry Dutton succeeded to the beautiful estate when his uncle died in 1890. Although a native of Victoria, where he was born in 1848, he had been educated at St. Peter's College, and was on the staff of the old Bank of South Australia at the time that the news of his inheritance was made known to him. In the course of years the new owner's pastoral interests were extended, and one station in which he was partner with Mr. John Melrose was North Booboorowie, near Burra, which has now been cut up and devoted to agriculture. Anlaby itself has dwindled in importance as a wool-raising centre, and now the shearing board deals with no more than 5000 or 6000 sheep a year. There was a time when the muster was 65,000. He was a prominent member of the Pastoralists' Association, and a Fellow of the Colonial and Imperial Institute. The late Mr. Dutton was a widower. His only son, Mr. Henry Hampden Dutton, is at present in England.

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Henry Dutton, n.d.

Henry Dutton, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1914