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McWilliam, Andrew (1844–1916)

Andrew McWilliam, n.d.

Andrew McWilliam, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1916

By the death of Mr. Andrew McWilliam, which took place last month at his residence, Kangarooby, Goolagong, New South Wales, the pastoral world loses a well known and highly respected figure.

Born in 1844 at Belfast, Victoria, he spent his early life on his father's estate, Fineview, Terang, Victoria. Upon his marriage in 1876 he went to Garvoc, and remained there till 1880, when he purchased a property near Yea, but in 1887 he sold this and purchased Kangarooby, where he resided till his death. At the same time he became interested in Tomanbil, The Rivers Estate, and Grantwood, in the Cowra district, and portion of Ellangowan Estate, Queensland.

As a Lincoln sheepbreeder he purchased some very fine stud stock, and imported from the registered flock of the late Henry Dudding, a ram unbeaten in the show ring, as well as ewes from well-known English flocks. As a member of the Australian Longwool Sheepbreeders' Association he was well known.

Mr. McWilliam was a man of unobtrusive disposition and possessed of a fine character, and always proved a sterling friend. He married Mary, a daughter of Mr. Charles Pike, of Camperdown, Victoria, who predeceased him. Two sons, Messrs, D. C. and J. P. McWilliam, and one daughter, survive him.

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'McWilliam, Andrew (1844–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcwilliam-andrew-715/text716, accessed 16 June 2019.

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Andrew McWilliam, n.d.

Andrew McWilliam, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1916