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Gibson, Robert Taylor (?–1927)

Tasmania has lost another prominent Merino breeder by the death of Mr. Robert Gibson, of Esk Vale, Epping. He was the second son of the late Mr. Thomas Gibson, of Esk Vale, and for many years he was engaged with his brother James—who died only a few months ago—in the conduct of the Esk Vale stud, which has turned out so many high class Merinos and a great array of prize-winners, In late years his health had not been good and he led a quiet and retired life, having relinquished an active part in the management of the stud some years ago.

The late Mr. Gibson was recognised as a skilful sheepbreeder and a first class judge of Merinos. He took a keen interest in the Campbell Town sheep show, and at a committee meeting of the Midland Agricultural Society, with which he had been associated over a long period, the chairman (Mr. John Taylor) referred to the loss the society had sustained by the death of Mr. Gibson, and a motion extending sympathy to the family was adopted.

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'Gibson, Robert Taylor (?–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gibson-robert-taylor-1433/text1433, accessed 22 April 2019.

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