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Faint, E. H. (?–1954)

It was briefly reported in these columns last month that Mr. E. H. Faint, of the Pioneer Poll Shorthorn stud, Clermont, Queensland, died on 4th May following an accident, but little is known of the circumstances of his death. He left home to run in some horses and when he did not return a search party found him critically injured. It is not clear whether his horse fell on him or whether he struck a tree.

Mr. Paint was a prominent and successful stud breeder, an able cattle man, and a noted horseman. He was born at Epping Vale, a property his father owned about 90 miles west of Clermont, and in 1902 went with his family to Monteagle, near Pioneer. When his parents died Monteagle was sold and Mr. Faint acquired about 20,000 acres, to which he added another 20,000 acres from the adjacent Pioneer property. He began breeding Poll Shorthorns in 1938, being the fourth breeder to establish a stud of the breed in Queensland, and his stud and herd bulls became so popular that he sold them in areas as far apart as Birdsville, Camooweal, and Bowen.

Mr. Faint is survived by one son and two daughters.

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'Faint, E. H. (?–1954)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/faint-e-h-359/text360, accessed 13 November 2019.

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