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Hassell, John Frederick Tasman (1839–1919)

John Hassell, n.d.

John Hassell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 April 1919

Mr. John Frederick Tasman Hassell, once member of the Legislative Assembly for Albany, W.A. and probably the largest pastoralist south of the Murchison in that State, died in Albany last month.

He was the eldest son of Mr. John Hassell, of Albany, and was born in 1839, inheriting from his father, after a business career spent in Albany, Kendenup Station, 60,000 acres in extent, near Mount Barker, which he worked in conjunction with Woodiarrup, near Broomehill.

Mr. Hassell bred Merino sheep, his flocks being Murray foundation, with an admixture during the last twenty years of pure Gadegast (Saxony) blood. The wool is very fine and bright, and has always been one of the show clips of the south, and the station clip, running up to 20,000 sheep, stands out in great contrast to the usual small clips of the surrounding country.

Mr. Hassell was a great manager of the old school. Kendenup was always kept in wonderfully neat condition, and all the improvements were good, solid, and economical. He married in Victoria in 1868 the second daughter of the late Roderick Morison, of Stornoway, Scotland, and his wife and five daughters survive him.

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