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Gibson, James (1859–1927)

A wide circle of friends throughout the Commonwealth will be sorry to hear of the death of Mr. James Gibson, of Esk Vale, Epping, Tasmania. He was the fourth son of the late Thomas Gibson, and had been in failing health for the past few years. At the time of his death he was 68.

James Gibson was connected with the Esk Vale Merino flock practically from its inception, and made a specialty of the preparation for sale and show of the various units of that well-known stud, an art in which even the keenest of rival studmasters acknowledged him to be supreme. He devoted himself absolutely to this particular branch of stud work, and never at any time took any part in the breeding operations or the business side of the Esk Vale affairs. The breeding has been successively and successfully carried on by his father, the late Thomas Gibson, his brother, Mr. Robert T. Gibson, and his son, Mr. R. R. Gibson.

When working in co-operation with his brother Robert, it can truly be said that the co-ordination of skill of the two made the Esk Vale Merino stud famed wherever the Tasmanian strain of Merinos was known.

The late Mr. Gibson was a widower, and left one son.

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'Gibson, James (1859–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gibson-james-1424/text1424, accessed 19 June 2019.

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