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Morgan, Godfrey (1875–1957)

Mr. Godfrey Morgan, pioneer grazier and former Queensland parliamentarian, of Kangaroo Point, Q., died last month at the age of 82. A Corriedale stud, based on blood from the famous Guthrie flock in Victoria, won some of the most coveted awards at Queensland shows for Mr. Morgan, who also built up a Shorthorn herd at Arubial, a property he developed from virgin scrub into one of the most improved holdings at Condamine.

Born at Landsborough, Vic., Mr. Morgan went to Queensland in 1908 with a party of Victorians who selected land in the prickly pear country along the Condamine River, south of Miles. In 1909 he was elected to parliament as a Country Party member and was Minister for Railways and Main Roads in the 1929-32 Moore Government.

Mr. Morgan pioneered the use of irrigation to offset the effects of drought at Arubial, the property from which he retired some years ago, handling it over to his son, Mr. M. Y. Morgan, who is well-known as chairman of the Murilla shire.

He is survived by his widow and six children.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 October 1957, p 1201 (view original)

Citation details

'Morgan, Godfrey (1875–1957)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/morgan-godfrey-747/text748, accessed 24 August 2019.

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