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Kilpatrick, William (1855–1916)

William Kilpatrick, n.d.

William Kilpatrick, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 January 1917

Extreme regret was felt by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances when news was received of the death, after a short illness, on 16th December, of Mr. William Kilpatrick, of Cornalla and Euston Stations, N.S.W., and of Allanvale.

Born in Ayrshire in the year 1855, of yeoman stock, Mr. Kilpatrick came to Australia in the early seventies, and almost immediately on arrival was employed on Woorooma Station, a property owned by the late Lachlan McBean, in the Deniliquin district, N.S.W. After some years he became manager of the extensive squatting interests in Riverina of the late Henry Ricketson, having his headquarters at Cornalla. Subsequently he became owner of Euston and Allanvale Stations, and on the disposal of Cornalla late in 1915 by the estate of Mr. Ricketson, he became partner with the Messrs. Hogan in its purchase.

As sheepbreeding is the national asset of Australia, so also was Mr. Kilpatrick a national asset in his wide knowledge of pastoral affairs from every aspect. His motto in everyday life was practical thoroughness, and those connected with him in business had absolute trust in him, knowing that anything he undertook would be carried out with scrupulous integrity.

With a magnificent physique and handsome presence, he was a lovable man, with a keen sense of humour. In all local institutions he took a live interest, and was a member of the committees of the Deniliquin Pastoral Association and racing clubs, and his advice and assistance were always freely given, and highly valued. He was a keen enthusiast of thoroughbred horsebreeding, with a wonderfully retentive memory for pedigrees and performances, and many horses bred by him have won valuable prizes on the metropolitan courses.

Mr. Kilpatrick married Miss McBean, a niece of the late Mr. Lachlan McBean, and leaves two sons and two daughters. The elder son, William, is attached to the Australian Artillery in France, and the younger is manager of Allanvale Station. The widow and family have our most sincere sympathy.

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William Kilpatrick, n.d.

William Kilpatrick, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 January 1917