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Moore, Robert Lismore (1847–1912)

Mr. Robert Lismore Moore, whose death occurred near Gunnedah, N.S.W., on the 14th January, was born at Newtown, Sydney, in 1847. He went out on to the Narran River in 1862 to Messrs. Hill Bros.' Yeranbah Station. Three years later he went on to the Warrego and took charge of Tickleman Station for the Bank of New South Wales. In the years following he did a considerable amount of unrecorded pioneer work from the New South Wales border to the Gulf, and was interested in mining during the early days of the Palmer, being one of the original owners of the "Wild Irish Girl'' claim. He left the north owing to developing malaria fever, and took charge of Angledool Station on the Queensland-New South Wales border for the late Mr. Henry Newcomen in 1873, and married the owner's eldest daughter in 1882. During his thirty-four years of management the run was altered from a cattle station to a well-improved sheep property; he left Angledool to take charge of Bogamildi Station near Moree in 1907, and retired through failing health in 1911, purchasing a property named Cookooboonah, near Gunnedah.

He was a member of the Land Board for Collarenebri for many years, and a J.P. for both New South Wales and Queensland, but, like many of the best pioneers, although he took a great interest in politics, was always too hard at work on his particular station to find time for public life.

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'Moore, Robert Lismore (1847–1912)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/moore-robert-lismore-744/text745, accessed 16 November 2019.

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