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McIntyre, Robert (Bob) (1841–1924)

Robert Mclntyre, formerly of Glenfield, on the Murrumbidgee, N.S.W., died at his son's home near Gunnedah on the 29th August.

His death removes one of the last and most noted breeders of Shorthorn stud cattle in New South Wales of 50 years ago, when there were such a large number of famous breeders. That period of his history is more particularly referred to in another portion of this issue, in which our contributor, ''H.B.,'' refers to him in an article on his Old Time Shorthorn Stud.

Mr. Robert Mclntyre, or "Bob" as his many friends always styled him lovingly, was born in the county of Tyrone, in the North of Ireland, in 1841, so was just on 83 years of age at the time of his death. He arrived with his parents in New South Wales in 1854, and after living in the Picton district for eleven years, settled at Glenfield, and later acquired other properties in the Junee and Narandera districts.

As readers will observe in the article by "H.B." Mr. Mclntyre commenced breeding stud Shorthorns in the year 1870 at Glenfield, where at one time he owned a very large stud, put together at great cost of money and time. He was universally considered a very correct and sound judge, and where not exhibiting himself his services were in much request at many shows. He was always regarded as very fair and impartial, and his opponents at a show where the Glenfield cattle were competing often remarked that they would be perfectly willing that ''Old Bob'' should judge the lot, including his own, realising that Mclntyre liked to see the best win, and that he would decide according to his conscience irrespective of ownership.

The late Mr. Mclntyre is survived by a widow and five sons and three daughters. One son occupies the position of secretary to the Union Bank of Australia at their head office in London, while another is manager of the well-known Bringenbrong Station, Upper Murray, for the Mitchell Estate.

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'McIntyre, Robert (Bob) (1841–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcintyre-robert-bob-698/text699, accessed 21 August 2019.

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