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McGilp, Neil (1844–1925)

Neil McGilp, n.d.

Neil McGilp, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 November 1925

The death is reported from Adelaide of Mr. Neil McGilp at the age of 81 years. Mr. McGilp was born in Arygllshire, Scotland, and came to Australia in 1862, when he joined his uncle, the late Mr. John McTaggart, of Wooltana Station, in the far north of South Australia. He subsequently became overseer of Parallana Station, and for thirty-three years managed Carriewerloo for the Hon. G. C. Hawker. In 1872, in conjunction with Mr. Dougal McCallum, he took up that part of the country later known as Moolawatana, and in 1907 became the sole owner.

Mr. McGilp was recognised throughout the State as a first-class judge of sheep, whose policy was quality and the production of an animal that would carry a valuable fleece. He retired a few years ago owing to failing health, but with his sons continued to take an active part in pastoral affairs. Mr. McGilp has left a widow, three sons, and five daughters.

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Neil McGilp, n.d.

Neil McGilp, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 November 1925