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Johnston, David Frederick (1841–1893)

Mr D. F. [David Frederick] Johnston, the well-known and highly respected owner of Colanne Station near Bundaberg died on Wednesday. The Star referring to the sad fact says, 'There were few men so popular among our occasional visitors as Mr. Johnston, who in every sense of the phrase was one of the best types of "the good old English gentleman"'. His interests were always identical with those of the district, of which he was an old resident. He was always to the fore where possible in any movement having the advancement of the Burnett for its object, and though quiet and unostentatious, he was always reckoned upon as one of our most progressive citizens. He was about 48 or 60 years of age, and until recently wore his years well. He was a kindly friend, an honest citizen, a progressive Queenslander, one of our best types of a colonist, and we feel certain that everyone who knew him will regret his death and sympathise with his amiable family in their hour of affliction.

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