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Mitchell, John Francis Huon (1859–1921)

J. F. H. Mitchell, n.d.

J. F. H. Mitchell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1921

Mr. J. F. H. [John Francis Huon] Mitchell, last surviving son of the late Thomas Mitchell, of Bringenbrong, New South Wales, died at his home, Khancoban Station, Upper Murray, on 30th August, from heart failure as a result of over exertion following a ride on horseback. Born at Tangambalanga Station on 7th October, 1859, he went to Bringenbrong when 16 years old. He was educated at Geelong College under the late Dr. Morrison. After his marriage in 1888 he acquired the Khancoban portion of Bringenbrong, then practically virgin country, and which he improved into a model property. Like his father, brothers and uncles, John F. H. Mitchell was an excellent judge of cattle and horses. He spent the greater part of his 62 years in the Upper Murray district, and took a very keen interest in local affairs. He was on the shire council, and for 30 years president of Towong Turf Club. It was largely through his instrumentality that the bridge was built over the Murray at Towong. His name not infrequently figured in the Sydney and Melbourne Show catalogues as judge of thoroughbred horses.

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'Mitchell, John Francis Huon (1859–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mitchell-john-francis-huon-732/text733, accessed 19 June 2019.

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J. F. H. Mitchell, n.d.

J. F. H. Mitchell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1921