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Pegler, Augustus Henry (1836–1918)

News of the death of Mr. Augustus Henry Pegler, formerly part owner and manager of Milo station, was received at Charleville with expressions of deep regret. Mr. Pegler, who (as already reported in the Courier) died on Wednesday, at Randwick, Sydney, in his 82nd year, was well known in the early days of the Charleville district. Most of the improvements on Milo, then one of the largest pastoral properties in Queensland, were made under the late Mr. Pegler's supervision. The deceased gentleman came from England to Adelaide when a boy, and soon after he became connected with the late Mr C. B. Fisher eventually being manager of his large racing stud. Subsequently he acquired a pastoral property known as Ned’s Corner on the Murray River near Wentworth N.S.W. He then purchased a share, with Elder Smith and Co, in Milo, and in 1886 came to Queensland to manage that station, which was then known as the Milo and Welford Downs Pastoral Co. The late Mr. Pegler, like many others, met with reverses in the big drought of 1901 and came to reside in Charleville some time after. Previous to that drought nearly half a million sheep were shorn at Milo. He leaves a family of 12 (8 sons and 4 daughters) 33 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. His wife predeceased him at Charleville about six years ago. The daughters are Mrs Donald Macneil (Nullie station) Mrs Foster (Gracevale) Mrs Nichols (Toorak, Melbourne), Mrs C. E. Haigh (Commercial Bank, Charleville) and the sons are Messrs Hurtle Pegler (Mildura, S.A.) Harry Pegler (manager, North Comongin) Gus Pegler (manager, Dynevor Downs) E. J. Pegler (manager, Thylungra and other stations) Charles Pegler (stock and station agent, Blackall) Percy Pegler, Milo Pegler and Milford Pegler (manager, Amby Downs). The renewal of good seasons at Milo again placed the deceased in a good position and latterly he had been travelling through the States for the benefit of his health. About three years ago he married a daughter of the late Mr. John Mitford, of Warwick.

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'Pegler, Augustus Henry (1836–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/pegler-augustus-henry-1398/text1397, accessed 25 August 2019.

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