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Kelly, Hugh Hubert (1847–1914)

Hugh Kelly, n.d.

Hugh Kelly, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 January 1914

It is with great regret that we have to record the death of Mr. Hugh Hubert Kelly, the well-known owner of Garrawilla Station, New South Wales. Mr. Kelly died at St. Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney, on 20th December, after an illness lasting seven or eight weeks.

Deceased was the eldest son of the late John Kelly, of Deniliquin, and he commenced his pastoral career with the late James Tyson, at Juanbung, and after a wide experience on the extensive properties owned by Mr. Tyson, he entered the service of the late firm of Shanahan and Jennings, and took over the management of Warbreccan Station, near Deniliquin, in 1866. After some years there he went for a short period to Messrs. Wolseley, Gibbs and Co.'s Cobran Station. In 1872 Mr. Kelly married Margaret, the youngest sister of the late Sir Patrick Jennings, and subsequently he took over the management of Billilla Station, on the Darling, also the property of Messrs. Shanahan and Jennings. In April of 1873 he took delivery of Garrawilla, Goorianawa, Ulimambri and Belar Stations, which had been purchased by Messrs. Shanahan and Jennings from Messrs. J. and R. Orr. Mr. Kelly managed all these properties for about twenty-five years. They were subsequently sold, and Mr. Kelly purchased Garrawilla for himself.

Mr. Kelly made Garrawilla his principal home up to the time of his death. He was a man of very wide experience in pastoral matters, and was an excellent judge of stock. He had brought his flock to a very high standard. He took an active interest in matters bearing upon the pastoral industry, being a member of the Stock Boards Council of Advice, the Stockowners' Association of New South Wales, and the Pastoralists' Union of New South Wales. He was very widely known and respected, and was held in high esteem by his employees. He was a brother of Mr. Bowes Kelly, the well-known mining magnate, of Melbourne, and the late George Kelly, of Melbourne, who predeceased him. He has another brother in Queensland. Mr. Kelly leaves a widow, but no family.

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'Kelly, Hugh Hubert (1847–1914)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/kelly-hugh-hubert-550/text551, accessed 20 August 2017.

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