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Hunter, Charles (1836–1914)

from Leader (Orange, NSW)

Charles Hunter, n.d.

Charles Hunter, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 July 1914

News was received in Warren on Monday last announcing the death of Mr. Chas. Hunter, formerly of "Haddon Rig" which took place on the previous day in Melbourne, at the age of 74 years (says the Warren "Herald.'') The deceased gentleman had been ailing for the past 12 months, and on the 30th of last month he underwent an operation for dropsy, resulting in a shock to the system, and he gradually grew weaker, and passed away peacefully on Sunday last. The late Mr. Hunter was an active figure in connection with sheep breeding in this State, and can be included among the prominent pioneers of our primary industry. He was born near Perth (Scotland), and came to Australia when he was fairly young. In 1891 he took over the management of Haddon Rig, but for many years before he was associated with that well known property, one of his brothers having been manager from 1877 to 1882. Prior to taking up the management of Haddon Rig, Mr. Hunter was manager of Mr. Jas Richmond's Gingie station, near Walgett, and before that he was a member of the firm of Hunter and Leslie, who owned Woolongough station, on the Lachlan. About two and a half years ago Mr. Hunter retired from the management of Haddon Rig, and went for a trip to the old Country, and during that trip he was laid up for six weeks suffering from heart trouble. He was a typical Scot in every respect, and was well liked and highly esteemed by all with whom he came in contact. He was unmarried, and was the last of a family of six brothers and four sisters. The interment took place in Melbourne on Monday last.

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'Hunter, Charles (1836–1914)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hunter-charles-1180/text29854, accessed 17 September 2019.

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Charles Hunter, n.d.

Charles Hunter, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 July 1914