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Edols, Frank Alleyn (1856–1924)

Frank Edols, n.d.

Frank Edols, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1924

Mr Frank Alleyn Edols, eldest son of the late Mr. Thomas Edols the original owner of the well-known Burrawang Station, N.S.W., died in Sydney at the end of last month.

Born in the Geelong district, Vic., in 1857, he went with his father to Burrawang. In 1895 the property was formed into a limited liability company, and during the latter years of his life the late Mr. Thomas Edols gradually relinquished the active management to his four sons, Frank, Hedley, Ernest and Edward, and under their control the development of the property was continued, becoming a very noted place, both on account of its stud Merino flock and up-to-date management. It was recognised as possessing one of the largest and finest woolsheds in New South Wales.

After Mr. Edward Edols died and Mr. Ernest disposed of his share in the estate to his remaining brothers, Messrs. Hedley and Frank respectively became managing director and chairman of directors of the company. The former died in 1918.

The late Mr. Frank Edols was closely identified with pastoral and other associations for the advancement of country interests, and was many years on the executive of the Forbes Pastoral and Agricultural Society, and a member of the Pastures Protection Board. He was a successful breeder of blood horses and a noted whip. He leaves a widow, two daughters and a son. His eldest son, who served with the Australian Artillery, was killed in France in October 1917.

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'Edols, Frank Alleyn (1856–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/edols-frank-alleyn-340/text341, accessed 24 April 2019.

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