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Elliott, F. J. (1881–1958)

The late Mr. F. J. Elliott, who died at the age of 77 years, was buried at Waikerie recently.

He arrived in Waikerie from McLaren Vale in the year 1910. He was married with a young family and £5 in his pocket, so decided to take up land which is now owned by Mr. Rod Thompson.

Mr Elliott grubbed land, & worked for wages to keep the necessary food supplied for his family. Grubbing was done with the aid of a huge bonfire at night. He made a success of the property and later sold out and bought another property, now owned by Lehmann Bros. He later sold this and took over a hotel at Balaklava and Wallaroo, recently.

The late Mr. Elliott was a very valuable citizen to Waikerie, and many will remember his keen interest as a breeder and Exhibitor of Poultry. He specialised in Brown Leghorns, and White Leghorns, and took many prizes at the Royal Agricultural and Country Shows.

On many occasions he judged poultry at Country shows.

When Mr. Elliott was laid to rest in the Waikerie Cemetery there was a large gathering of his old friends present. All will miss him and will always remember him.

Original publication

  • River News (Waikerie, SA), 17 October 1958, p 3

Citation details

'Elliott, F. J. (1881–1958)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/elliott-f-j-13401/text24049, accessed 23 May 2019.

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