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Gore, Gerard (1855–1912)

Gerard Gore, n.d.

Gerard Gore, n.d.

from Pastoralists' Review, 15 May 1912

Returning to Queensland from a twelve months' tour of Great Britain and India, Mr. Gerard Gore, late manager and part proprietor of Yandilla, Queensland, was seized with a sudden illness in Melbourne, which terminated fatally. Aged only fifty-seven, Mr. Gore might have been expected to live for many years, and the fact that he died just after setting foot in the country to which he was returning after a twelve months' holiday makes the event doubly sad. Yandilla, on the Darling Downs of Queensland, had been in the hands of the Gore family for seventy years, but was recently cut up and sold. It was first taken up in 1841 by St. George R. Gore, Ralph T. Gore, and a Mr. Walter Kemble, and although no records give the original area of the land, it must have been quite 250,000 acres. Almost continuously managed by members of the family, it finally fell to Mr. Gerard Gore, after the death of his brother Francis, in 1904, to form another, and the last link in the long chain of Gores who for seventy years had so carefully taken charge of the old property so long in their hands. He was the fourth son of the late Rev. W. F. Gore, and was born at Parramatta. N.S.W., in 1855, his father for many years being rector of All Saints' Church in that town. He went Home with his family in 1862, and was educated at Marlborough College and Heidelberg University in Germany. He passed into the Academy at Woolwich, intending to go into the Royal Engineers or Royal Artillery. However, it was thought advisable that he should join his elder brother, Francis, at Yandilla. This he did, and after some years of colonial experience, assumed the position of overseer under him, finally taking over the management on his death in 1904, and filling the post till the property was all disposed of. Mr. Gore in 1882 married the third daughter of the late Lewis A. Bernays, C.M.G., clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. He was a member of the Jondaryan Shire Council, of the Darling Downs Rabbit Board, and was on the committee of the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland. He was also on the executive of the Darling Downs Pastoralists' Association, and was that body's representative to the United Pastoralists' Association of Queensland, of which he was a member of the executive council.

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'Gore, Gerard (1855–1912)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gore-gerard-433/text434, accessed 17 October 2019.

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