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Lee, George (1834–1912)

George Lee, n.d.

George Lee, n.d.

from Pastoralists' Review, 15 February 1912

Mr. George Lee, of Leeholme, Bathurst, N.S.W., died at his residence last month after a prolonged illness. He came from pioneer stock, his father, the late Mr. William Lee, sen., being one of the original settlers on the Bathurst Plains. The deceased was born at Kelso, N.S.W., in 1834, and he received education first at Mayne's School, Bathurst, and subsequently at Calder House, Newtown. During the whole of his life he followed pastoral pursuits, and at the time of his death he owned Leeholme, near Bathurst, and an extensive freehold property in the Condobolin district. In 1881 he was appointed to the Legislative Council, though he did not take his seat till the following year. Mr. Lee was a noted breeder of thoroughbred horses, and Shorthorn cattle and Merino sheep, and he took a deep interest in all matters affecting the pastoral industry. He was one of the oldest members of the New South Wales Sheepbreeders' Association, of which, at the time of his death, he was a vice-president.

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