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Hodgson, Edward D. (1857–1896)

Many Queenslanders, and friends in Sydney also, will regret to learn that a cable has been received announcing the death of Mr. E. D. Hodgson, of Eton Vale station, Darling Downs, Queensland. Mr. Hodgson, who cannot have been more than 41 or 42 years of age had for many years past been the managing partner in the Eton Vale station, Darling Downs, owned by Sir Arthur Hodgson and Sons, and until it was recently divided by Messrs. Hodgson and Ramsay. He was the second son of Sir Arthur Hodgson, K.C.M.G., one of the pioneers of Queensland, and the discoverer and original settler of Eton Vale, which he named after his old school. Mr. Hodgson served for several years as midshipman and lieutenant in the Royal Navy, but settled down to station life with enjoyment, taking the greatest interest in the management of his place and every detail appertaining to it; indeed, it was remarked by a visitor to many Queensland stations, that throughout his tour he had not met a station owner who worked so hard personally, attending to the smaller matters as well as the larger. In breeding sheep he took a special interest. At Eton Vale homestead Mr. Hodgson endeavoured to reproduce as closely as practicable the life of an English country house, and he interested himself in all public questions affecting his district, becoming widely beloved for the geniality and amiability of his nature, as well as for the energy with which he threw himself into whatever he took in hand. Mr. Hodgson leaves a widow and two children.

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'Hodgson, Edward D. (1857–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hodgson-edward-d-498/text499, accessed 27 April 2018.

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Birth

1857

Death

6 June 1896
England

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