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Gordon, Leslie Arthur (1890–1955)

Gordon Leslie, n.d.

Gordon Leslie, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 February 1955

A well-known Western Australian pastoralist, Mr. Leslie Arthur Gordon, died at Millstream, his station property in the Roebourne district, on 6th January 1955 at the age of 64. Mr. Gordon was born at Hill River, Clare, S.A., on the 1st December 1890 and acquired his early experience in that district. Afterwards he became manager of Bransby Downs, Queensland.

At the outbreak of World War I, Mr. Gordon enlisted with the Eleventh Light Horse and served for 4½ years, attaining the rank of Captain. He was mentioned in despatches and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his exploits in the field. At the conclusion of the war and on his return to Australia he became manager of Topar, in the Broken Hill district, N.S.W., and in 1919 he married Miss Nellie Irvine.

In 1924 he went to Western Australia as manager of Millstream and later acquired the ownership of this property. During the whole of the time he spent at Millstream he took a very active interest in the training of young men for pastoral pursuits and of whose future welfare he was always mindful. He also took a very prominent part in all public matters affecting the welfare of the district. For very many years he was a member and chairman of the Tableland Road Board and also was a prime mover in the establishment of the Flying Doctor Service in the district. He leaves a widow and two sons.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 February 1955, p 161 (view original)

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Gordon Leslie, n.d.

Gordon Leslie, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 February 1955