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Hunter, William C. (?–1895)

On the 20th July Mr. William C. Hunter, a colonist for fifty-six years, died at Geelong. In 1839 he came to Australia, and at once entered upon the management of a station near the Parramatta River, New South Wales. Subsequently he went to Gippsland, Victoria, where he worked at his original trade, that of a builder, then took to farming, and afterwards visited the goldfields at Castlemaine. His next venture was as a pastoralist on the Goulburn River, where he resided for twenty-one years, his property being known as "Mountfield," near Yea. In 1889 he relinquished pastoral pursuits, and passed the remainder of his life at Geelong. He leaves a family of five sons and two daughters. Mr. Hunter was well known to the majority of pastoralists and old colonists, and was highly esteemed.

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