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Parker, Langloh (1840–1903)

We regret to record the death of that well-known New South Wales pastoralist, Mr. Langloh Parker, which took place in Sydney on the 21st of July, says the Australian Pastoralists' Review of the 13th instant. Mr. Parker was born in Tasmania, his father being a British officer resident there, and came over to New South Wales in the fifties with his brothers Frederick and James to the charge of their uncle, the late Augustus Morris, who sent them to his large cattle stations, Yanga Lake and Paika. The brothers managed these places for their uncle for many years, and used to come down to the Macquarie, Richmond, and Clarence rivers to buy large lots of store bullocks, which, when fattened, were sent down to Melbourne, as many as 600 at a time in two lots. When their uncle parted with both properties, Frederick bought Quiamong Station, near Conargo; James went to Mulguddery and Burrawang (now Messrs. Edols's), in which he had a share; and Langloh joined Colonel War, in a station called Retreat, on the Barcoo, in Queensland. About 1878 he bought Bangate, near Angledool, which he converted from a cattle into a sheep station. Later on it came under the control of the late Mr. James Tyson, but Mr. Langloh Parker continued to live there and to have an interest in the property, which was, after Mr. Tyson's death, commuted by his executers. Mr. Parker also at one time owned Sandringham Station, in the North Gregory district of Queensland. He was a man of high honour and great power, a splendid judge of stock, and generally popular, and his ride of 320 miles in twenty four hours with seven changes of horses, from Yanga to Deniliquin, is one of the historic traditions of pastoral New South Wales. His wife, who survives him, is well known as an author and authority on aboriginal folk lore.

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'Parker, Langloh (1840–1903)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/parker-langloh-14738/text25894, accessed 21 November 2017.

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