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Grubb, William C. (1866–1918)

William Grubb, n.d.

William Grubb, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 February 1919

After returning from a ride on horseback over his estate on 12th December Mr. William C. Grubb, of Tolarno, St. Leonards, Northern Tasmania, had a sudden attack of illness, and died before medical aid could be obtained, the cause of death being heart failure. Mr. Grubb, who was a native of Tasmania, was sixty-three years of age, and was the youngest son of the late Mr. William Dawson Grubb, who came to Tasmania in 1836. Mr. Grubb was educated at Horton College, Ross, Tas., and subsequently engaged in pastoral pursuits with success, and acquired considerable property. He was well known as a breeder of Merino sheep and Polled Angus cattle. He was the chief breeder of this type of cattle in Tasmania, and had a very fine stud herd, which he kept on improving by importations from England, New Zealand, and mainland States. He was the principal exhibitor of Angus cattle at the shows. One of Mr. Grubb's hobbies was the exhibition of hunters and hacks. He was an excellent judge of this type of horse, and as he always endeavoured to secure the best animals obtainable he met with a great deal of success in the show ring.

Mr. Grubb was a prominent member of the Tasmanian Agricultural and Pastoral Society, and was president for a number of years. He also took a keen interest in municipal affairs, and had a lengthy record of service as a councillor. He leaves a widow and family of two daughters.

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'Grubb, William C. (1866–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/grubb-william-c-1411/text1410, accessed 22 April 2019.

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William Grubb, n.d.

William Grubb, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 February 1919