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Learmonth, Somerville (1819–1878)

Letters have been received by the San Francisco mail (the Argus regrets to learn), announcing that Mr. Somerville Learmonth died in London on the 4th August. Mr. Learmonth was an old and respected colonist, whose liberality will be long remembered. He was a member of the firm of T. and S. Learmonth, who owned Ercildoune Station, near Ballarat, which they sold some years ago to Sir Samuel Wilson. They were also the proprietors of the Egerton mine, which formed the subject of an equity suit which excited considerable notice a year or two ago. They were, besides, largely interested in squatting properties in Riverina. Mr. Somerville Learmonth went to England shortly after the conclusion of the mining suit.

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'Learmonth, Somerville (1819–1878)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 10 April 2020.

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4 August 1878
London, Middlesex, England

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