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Fox, George (1835–1914)

George Fox, n.d.

George Fox, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1914

Mr. George Fox, of Lotus Creek Station, St. Lawrence, Q., died in Brisbane last month, after some years of delicate health. He was born at Croydon, England. His father, Mr. Isaac Fox, was an officer in the East India Company; his mother was Eliza Richardson, first cousin of the celebrated John Ruskin, with whom she was brought up and educated. Through his mother's ill-health, when George Fox was quite a boy they came to Australia. At the time of his death he was the oldest member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia, a member of the Queensland Club, the Queensland A. and P. Society, and the Rational Press Association.

George Fox was one of the original partners and promoters of Wright, Heaton and Co., the carriers, and went to Rockhampton to open up a branch for that firm; this branch he subsequently purchased. For his work in opening up the road from Peak Downs copper mines to the coast at St. Lawrence and other pioneering work he had the honour conferred on him of Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was for many years owner of the Lotus Creek cattle station, which property is still in the hands of the family. George Fox was an able man, and a lovable man, and his loss will be deeply deplored by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

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