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Meaklim, Thomas Alexander (?–1954)

A prominent figure in stud stock circles in Victoria, Mr. Thomas Alexander Meaklim, of Roseneath, Mooroopna, died at Shepparton on 22nd July. The late Mr. Meaklim was a noted breeder of Border Leicester and Romney Marsh sheep, and Shorthorn cattle. He played an important role in the formation of the Australian Society of Breeders of British Sheep, of which he was Federal president and Victorian chairman for a number of years. He resigned as vice-chairman of the Victorian branch at the end of 1953, but was still a member of the committee at the time of his death.

Apart from his interest in the breeding of stud stock, the late Mr. Meaklim took an active part in the affairs of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, having been a member of the society's council since 1940 and a vice-president for three successive terms in 1950, 1951, and 1952. He was also a chief steward in the sheep section of the Royal Melbourne Show for many years and had judged sheep at various shows throughout Australia.

The late Mr. Meaklim was a brother to Mr. R. H. Meaklim, of Langi, North Mooroopna, Vic., also a well-known breeder of British breeds of sheep in Victoria.

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