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Mitchell, Walter Edward (1863–1917)

from Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW)

Walter Mitchell, n.d.

Walter Mitchell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1918

One of the best known pastoralists of the Upper Murray district, Mr. Walter E. Mitchell, who had, in association with his brother, Mr. Peter Mitchell, been famous in both States for the breeding of fat stock and thoroughbred horses, died in Sydney on Monday. He had not been well for some time. The deceased, who was aged about 50, was a son of the late Mr. Thomas Mitchell, of Bringenbrong Station, who took up land on the Upper Murray over fifty years ago and improved Bringenbrong Station until it became one of the finest stations in New South Wales. The deceased was a nephew of the late Mr. James Mitchell, of Tabletop. The firm, of Messrs. P. and W. Mitchell owned Bringenbrong and Towong stations and other holdings attached to them, and it was only a couple of years ago that the partnership was dissolved, Mr. Peter Mitchell retaining, the Bringenbrong section, on which, he had resided, and Mr. Walter Mitchell taking over Towong estate, and remaining in residence at Towong House, Corryong, one of the most delightfully situated homes on the river. The brothers Mitchell will be remembered best as the breeders and owners of Trafalgar, generally accepted as the best racehorse Australia ever produced. They were also the largest suppliers of fat stock to the Australian market, and from that occupation amassed immense wealth. About ten years ago the late Mr. Walter Mitchell married Miss Dibbs, daughter of the general manager of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, by whom there is left issue one son and one daughter. Besides Mr. Peter Mitchell, the deceased is survived by another brother. Mr. J. F. Mitchell, of Khancoban, also by two sisters, Mrs. Chisholm, wife of Dr. Chisholm of Sydney, and Mrs. Brown, of Melbourne. The deceased was best known in pastoral and racing circles and did not take, an active part in public affairs.

Original publication

  • Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW), 21 September 1917, p 27 (view original)

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'Mitchell, Walter Edward (1863–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mitchell-walter-edward-735/text29711, accessed 12 December 2018.

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Walter Mitchell, n.d.

Walter Mitchell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1918