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Nock, Horace Keyworth (1879–1958)

The death occurred in Sydney on 2nd inst, of Mr. Horace Keyworth Nock, of Nelungaloo, Forbes, N.S.W., a leading figure in primary producing circles and a former member for Riverina in the Federal Parliament. He was also a former member of the Australian Wool Board, later to become the Australian Wool Bureau.

Mr. Nock, who was 79 years of age, was born at Salisbury, S.A., and educated at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide. He was a wheatbuyer Tarlee, S.A., for about 15 years before moving to Nelungaloo, where, besides growing wheat, he bred a Border Leicester stud. However, it was as a wheatgrower at Nelungaloo that Mr. Nock contested the Federal Government's war-time measure to compulsorily acquire wheat crops.

The late Mr. Nock represented Riverina in the House of Representatives from 1931 until 1940 as a Country Party member, and was Assistant-Minister for Territories from March 1939 until October 1940. He was at one period secretary of the Federal Country Party and was general president of the Farmers and Settlers' Association of N.S.W, from 1928 until 1932. He was also a member of the Australian Wheatgrowers' Federation and was treasurer of the F. and S. Association of N.S.W. at the time of his death.

Mr. H. K. Nock, who lived in Sydney at the time of his death, was a director of The Land Newspaper, Western Newspapers Ltd., and other companies. He was given a State funeral at Sydney on 5th inst.

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'Nock, Horace Keyworth (1879–1958)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/nock-horace-keyworth-1366/text1365, accessed 21 November 2017.

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