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Hooke, Augustus (1865–1921)

Augustus Hooke, n.d.

Augustus Hooke, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1921

By the death of Mr. Augustus Hooke at the age of 56 years, which took place in Sydney on the 15th August, there has been removed a notable figure in the pastoral and sporting circles of New South Wales. Coming of a pastoral family, he acquired Tia Station, Walcha, at a comparatively early age, and carried on pastoral pursuits there on an extensive scale. He had large pastoral interests in Queensland.

He was a member of the committee of the A.J.C., and was very much interested in racing matters, having bred some notable racehorses on his property. As a sportsman in other directions, he was a keen polo player, and an excellent golfer, while as a pigeon shot he was considerably above the average.

As a judge of cattle and horses he was in great request, and rendered valuable service in that capacity at many shows.

He was a man of strong personality, courteous and considerate, and held in very high esteem, and his death will be regretted by a large circle of friends.

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'Hooke, Augustus (1865–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hooke-augustus-501/text502, accessed 11 August 2020.

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Augustus Hooke, n.d.

Augustus Hooke, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1921