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Nicolson, Norman (1856–1923)

Norman Nicolson, n.d.

Norman Nicolson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 July 1923

The death occurred at his residence, Streanshalh, Campbell Town, Tasmania, on 19th June, of Mr. Norman Nicolson, a leading pastoralist, and one of the foremost Corriedale breeders of the State. Deceased was the eldest son of the late Mr. John Nicolson, formerly of Scorrabrae, Isle of Skye, who after retiring from the army about 1850, settled at Camelford, near Campbell Town, Tas., and took up pastoral pursuits. Mr. Norman Nicolson was born at Camelford in 1856, and lived there until after his father's death in 1867. In 1870 he went to New South Wales, and spent two years gaining experience on North Goonambil Station with the late Mr. G. B. Mackinnon. He then returned to Tasmania, and for ten years managed Camelford on his mother's account. He went back to New South Wales, and for some time was managing North Goonambil. Mr. Nicolson returned once more to Tasmania in 1887, and commenced sheep breeding on his own account, taking over Camelford from his mother. He lived there until 1899, when he purchased Streanshalh, on the Macquarie River, and later acquired several other properties in the same district. For some twenty years Mr. Nicolson was a breeder of Merinos, but in 1907 he turned his attention towards the Corriedale, making an importation from Mr. C. H. Ensor's White Rock flock in New Zealand. From that date he was a most enthusiastic advocate of the breed, and a very successful exhibitor at the leading Tasmanian shows. For many years he was president of the Midland Agricultural Association. He was also president of the Tasmanian Show Council and of the Farmers', Stockowners' and Orchardists' Association. Mr. Nicolson was a "solid" man. He always displayed a keen initiative and sound judgment in any matters with which he was associated, and in public he could make a sound and forcible speech. He was a man of sterling, upright character, and was held in the highest esteem throughout the State. Mr. Nicolson leaves a family of three sons and a daughter.

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Norman Nicolson, n.d.

Norman Nicolson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 July 1923