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Grubb, Frederick William (1844–1923)

Frederick William Grubb, by J. W. Beattie, n.d.

Frederick William Grubb, by J. W. Beattie, n.d.

State Library of Tasmania, AUTAS001125880773

After a brief illness Mr. Frederick William Grubb died at his residence, Launceston, on 28th April, from pneumonia, supervening on influenza. Mr. Grubb, who was 79 years of age, was a native of Launceston, and educated at Horton College, Ross. He studied for the law, and was engaged in practice in Launceston over a long period. He was actively associated with politics, and was a member of the Legislative Council for thirty years. He was also extensively interested in mining. Like his brothers, Mr. C. B. Grubb and the late Mr. W. C. Grubb, he engaged in pastoral pursuits, and acquired considerable property, his chief estate being Bengeo, near Lemana Junction. Here in 1885 he founded the well-known Bengeo stud Merino flock with sheep bred by the late Mr. David Taylor, of St. Johnstone, Tasmania, and later the flock was improved by importations and purchases from other Tasmanian studs. Mr. Grubb's only son, Mr. P. B. Grubb, is now in charge of Bengeo, and has managed the estate and stud flock for the past twenty years. The late Mr. Grubb leaves a widow, who is his second wife and a daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Archer, of Panshanger.

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'Grubb, Frederick William (1844–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/grubb-frederick-william-446/text447, accessed 18 June 2019.

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