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Field, Henry (1818–1909)

The death of Mr. Henry Field, aged 91, occurred at his residence, Dashwood's Gully, early on Saturday morning. The deceased, who was born at Stonehouse, England, arrived in South Australia in February, 1837, by the ship John Renwick. At that time the total population of Adelaide was about 800, and as employment was scarce Mr. Field proceeded to Sydney, and from there went to Victoria in 1839, being engaged in a sheep-droving expedition under Mr. Inman. Subsequently he took part in two similar trips, and in conjunction with his brother, the late Captain W. G. Field, established a run at Yankalilla. The Marra run, on the River Darling, was founded by the deceased in the fifties, with the assistance of the late Mr. James Chisholm, M.L.C. In 1878 Mr. Field arrived in Adelaide, and invested his capital in the purchase of Sandringham station, Western Queensland. A drought proved disastrous to him, and in 1903 Mr. Field was forced to forfeit the property. The deceased was twice married, and had two sons, Messrs. Stuart and Edward Field, and two daughters, Mrs. Percival Stow, of Glenelg, and Miss Rosina Field.

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'Field, Henry (1818–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/field-henry-14736/text25891, accessed 22 November 2017.

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