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McCaughey, David (1843–1899)

Very general regret will be expressed at the news of the sudden death of Mr. David McCaughey, of Coree Station, near Jerilderie, N.S.W., which occurred at Coree on Thursday, 9th February. The deceased gentleman was ill only three days. On the previous Friday he returned to the station from a visit to Sydney, and was then in his usual excellent health. He spent the next two days driving round the station. It is stated, though the fact may have no significance, that on the Monday morning before breakfast he went to his garden and ate some grapes and other fruits. He was taken ill, and Dr. Robinson was sent for from Jerilderie, who, on seeing the patient, at once feared serious results. He advised another medical practitioner being sent for for consultation, as he feared peritonitis. The doctor did everything possible in the meantime, but the inflammation still increased, and the patient died on Thursday morning.

The deceased gentleman was a member of the well-known McCaughey family, being a brother of Mr. Samuel McCaughey, of Coonong, N.S.W., and Mr. John McCaughey, of Yarrabee Park. He came out to the colonies in 1874, and joined his brother at Coonong, and has been engaged in pastoral pursuits ever since. Shortly after his arrival in New South Wales he purchased Coree Station. He has always taken an active interest in pastoral matters, particularly in the direction of breeding, and was an exhibitor at most of the leading shows. He was also a prominent member of the Sheepbreeders' Association. At the time of his death Mr. McCaughey was forty-nine years of age. He leaves a widow and four children.

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'McCaughey, David (1843–1899)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mccaughey-david-1145/text1140, accessed 18 August 2019.

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