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Mills, William George (1859–1933)

Mr. William George James Mills, who represented the northern district in the Legislative Council from 1918 until April this year, died at his home "Sturtbrae," Sturt, yesterday, at the age of 74. Mr. Mills had been ailing for more than 12 months. Last November he had recovered sufficiently to attend the sittings of the Council, but he had a relapse, and retired from politics.

Born at Native Valley, near Nairne, Mr. Mills inherited "Millbrae" and its stud Merino flock from his father, the late Mr. Richard Mills, and infused the best blood he could get into it. He won many prizes for "Millbrae" sheep and wool. In 1928 he took into partnership his son, Mr. Alec. Mills, who carries on the stud. In 1882 the late Mr. Mills married a daughter of Mr. Thomas Champion, who, with three sons and four daughters, survives.

In the Legislative Council yesterday it was resolved, on the motion of the Chief Secretary (Mr. Ritchie) to send a letter of sympathy to the relatives.

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'Mills, William George (1859–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mills-william-george-7595/text24691, accessed 19 June 2019.

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