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Loder, George (1828–1913)

from Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW)

Mr. George Loder, of Abby [Abbey] Green, died at an early hour this morning, aged 85. Deceased was born in Windsor in 1828. When 15 years of age, he travelled to one of his father's station, Merah, on the Namoi, Here, after fifteen years' experience, he commenced putting some property together for himself, marrying Miss Arundel, of the Hawkesbury, at Wee Waa. The issue of the first marriage was, two boys and two girls. After his experiences on the Nami, Mr. Loder came to Abbey Green, re-purchased the home of his father, and for the past 52 years religiously adhered to the place, purchasing at intervals smaller holdings around Singleton. Abbey Green consists of 10,000 acres of mixed land, including some rich flats. Mr. Loder was a breeder of merinos, also Herefords, and Black Polled Angus. Aiming to excel in the production of really first-class cattle, Mr. Loder imported a number of Hereford and Polled Angus bulls. In the sheep department Mr. Loder scrupulously pinned his faith in merino, breeding from the choicest Colloroi rams. In his best days deceased possessed over 40,000 head of cattle, distributed through his different properties, one of which was at Brewarrina, where also he leased from the Government some four or five miles of back country. In 1899 Mr. Loder married a second time. Twenty years ago the deceased was an enthusiastic exhibitor at different shows, including the Royal Agricultural Society. He was president of the Northern Agricultural Association for a number of years, and a member until his death. As an exhibitor with his Hereford bull, St. Clair, he won the championship at Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, and valuable cups at international shows. The sideboards in the dining room at Abbey Green bristle with cups, vases, lumens, etc., which he won throughout the Commonwealth. Two gold medals were also presented to Mr. Loder himself — one for services rendered as a commissioner during the International exhibition held in Sydney in 1879, and the other as the owner of the champion Australian bull. Deceased was president of the old hospital in Singleton, a member of the Mechanics' Institute, president of the Northern Agricultural Association, and in his time held all the honorary offices calculated to benefit the community. During the past few years he was unable to leave his home, owing to infirmity.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), 18 February 1913, p 6
  • probate, Maitland Weekly Mercury (NSW), 14 June 1913, p 6

Citation details

'Loder, George (1828–1913)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 October 2020.

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