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Lush, Robert Finlay (1888–1934)

The death occurred with unexpected suddenness at Camperdown on Tuesday of Mr Robert Finlay Lush, of ‘Oakwood’, Lismore road. Born at Kew, Melbourne, deceased was the younger son of Mrs Martha D. and the late Mr George Lush. For many years, but for a break during the Great War, Mr Lush followed grazing pursuits in the district. He was a man widely known and esteemed by all. There was a quality in his personal appearance which was magnetic. A strong, sturdy man, well over 6 feet, his appearance was singularly striking and ?? He held strong convictions on matters which closely interested him and his strength and energy at all times manifested itself. His death at the age of 46 is all the more regrettable.

Deceased was particularly interested in the flora and fauna of the country and took great pains to plant his property with many species. He was passionately fond of birds, and had a beautiful aviary. This trait for beauty in his character found also an outlet in his many attempts to improve his property, which was originally a part of Leslie Manor. He built wool sheds, draughting pens and sheep dips, and several years ago he erected a palatial modern dwelling with every improvement and comfort such as electric installations, water supply, and other household conveniences. Of a rather quiet nature Mr Lush did not allow numerous outside attractions to interfere with the major ?? of life and he seemed to find a co-ordinate development of beauty and efficiency in his life and on his property.

The late Mr Lush was one of the most enthusiastic sheep breeders in the district, specialising in Polwarths, and being on the register of the Polwarth Breeders’ Association. In fact it was while shearing operations were in progress that Mr Lush first complained of a pain in his arm, a complaint which brought complications, and ultimately caused his death.

Mr Lush played a good game of ?? and was also a golfer of more than average ability.

A widow, and two children (Barbara and George Finlay) mourn his death. Deceased was affectionately attached to his family, and to his widow and two children is extended the deepest sympathy.

The funeral took place to the Carlton Cemetery, Melbourne, yesterday, Buck and Walls Pty Ltd of Camperdown, being in charge of the arrangements.

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'Lush, Robert Finlay (1888–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lush-robert-finlay-18178/text29747, accessed 24 November 2017.

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