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Gray, John Guthrie (1846–1920)

John Gray, n.d.

John Gray, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 August 1920

The death of Mr. John Guthrie Gray, which occurred in Melbourne on 24th July, removes another old Riverina identity. Born at Perth, Scotland, in 1846, he came out to Australia in 1863. After spending about eight years in the country he went home, but came back in 1873, and in 1876 purchased Kentucky Station, near Corowa, and Goombargona, from the late Mr. Leyser Levin. Goombargona was sold shortly afterwards, and passed out of his hands, but Mr. Gray remained at Kentucky, either as owner, part owner, manager, and again as owner until within a few years of his death. Kentucky was always essentially Merino sheep country. When Mr. Gray first took it over he cleared out the old indifferent stock, and bred to pure Wanganella and Tasmanian blood. Apart from the station flock, he kept a high-class stud, which was successful at local shows. Of later years Mr. Gray also went in for light horse breeding on a fairly large scale. He was a kindly man of sterling character, and will be affectionately remembered by many friends.

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John Gray, n.d.

John Gray, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 August 1920