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Loughnan, George Cumberlege (1842–1896)

Mr. G. C. Loughnan, ex-M.P., who died from the effects of the hot weather at Warraweena, near Bourke, on the 18th January, was born in 1842, The deceased was a member of a family well known in Tasmania, Victoria, Riverina, and New Zealand in connection with pastoral affairs. He was a son of the late Captain J. M. Loughnan, and received his education at Stonyhurst College, England. He commenced his bush life at Burrabogie, of which his father was at that time part owner, was for a time in business at Hay, and subsequently a part owner of Hunthawang on the Lachlan, and Winbar on the Darling. While resident partner at the former, his genial disposition and knowledge of land matters procured his election as one of the members for the Murrumbidgee in 1880 and 1882. In 1885 he stood aside to enable Mr. Dibbs to come in. While in Parliament he became a partner in Macdermott, Loughnan and Scarr, stock and stations agents, with a large Queensland connection. Later he became interested in mining companies at Broken Hill, Newcastle, and elsewhere. At the time of his death he had just commenced a tour of inspection, with a view to supporting the appeals of a number of western lessees. The deceased and his brothers were widely known as cricketers, musicians, and good fellows. He leaves a widow and seven children, Mrs. Loughnan being well known in Victoria as the daughter of the late Captain McCrae.

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'Loughnan, George Cumberlege (1842–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/loughnan-george-cumberlege-614/text615, accessed 20 June 2019.

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