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Field, William George (1851–1903)

from Register (Adelaide)

The late Mr. William George Field, who died at Cluny Station, Georgina River, west Queensland, on August 28, was the eldest son of Mr. Henry Field, of Walkerville, an 1836 colonist, and nephew of the late Lieut. W. G. Field, R.N., who commanded the Rapid brig. Mr. George Field, with his father and the late Mr. E. H. Acres, of Parramatta (N.S.W.), purchased in 1898 the Sandringham Station from Mr. Sylvester Browne, the late Mr. Langloh Parker, and the late Mr. F. Y. Wolsley, and had managed to run the station ever since. He purchased the Cluny run adjoining it two years ago. The droughts of the last ten years had twice reduced the stock by half, but he had turned the corner, it was thought, when death struck him down. He took the leading part in the agitation some years ago for the reduction of rents in Queensland, particularly the western portion, and was deputed by his fellow-squatters to represent them in Brisbane, which he did for some time, and carried out the undertaking with marked ability and to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.

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'Field, William George (1851–1903)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/field-william-george-14737/text25893, accessed 22 November 2017.

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