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Maddrell, Robert John (1849–1927)

Robert Maddrell, n.d.

Robert Maddrell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 March 1927

On the 26th February there passed away in Sydney another of Australia's pioneer pastoralists in the person of Robert John Coghill Maddrell, of Bedervale Station, Braidwood, N.S.W., at the age of 77 years.

Mr. R. J. C. Maddrell, who was a man of the type the pastoral industry can ill afford to lose, was born at Bedervale Station in 1849, being the son of the late Mr. Maddrell, who was born in the Isle of Man in 1818. The latter migrated to Australia, and settled in the Braidwood district of New South Wales, his wife being the daughter of the late Captain Coghill, the then owner of Bedervale Station, which eventually came into the possession of the Maddrell family.

The subject of this notice was educated at the historic Macquarie Fields School, now known as The King's School, under the headmastership of the late Rev. George F. Macarthur. Upon the completion of his studies, he returned to Bedervale and became actively interested in pastoral pursuits under the supervision of his father, later on taking over the management of the station. On the death of the father in 1900, Bedervale was subdivided into three portions, the late Mr. R. J. C. Maddrell receiving 17,000 acres and the homestead, which he held at the time of his death.

He married the daughter of the late Mr. Edward J. H. Knapp, and is survived by his wife and a large family.

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Additional Resources

  • 'Bedervale', Pastoralists' Review, 15 June 1911, pp 365-68 (pdf)

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Robert Maddrell, n.d.

Robert Maddrell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 March 1927