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Pegler, Edwin John (1873–1954)

Mr. Edwin John Pegler, aged 81, a prominent Queensland grazier and racing identity, died recently at Toowoomba. Born at Ned's Corner, on the Murray, S.A., Mr. Pegler was educated at St. Peter's, Adelaide, and went to Queensland at the age of 16 to join his parents on Milo Station, which his father was managing in the Adavale district. Later the family acquired Bundoon, near Milo, but were eventually forced out by drought. For a time Mr. Pegler was overseer on Bulgroo, but in 1904 he was offered the management of Thylungra at £100 a year. He managed that station for 24 years, turning a drought-stricken cattle run into one of Australia's largest and most successful sheep stations. Leaving Thylungra in 1928, Mr. Pegler became manager of Wallyah, near Quilpie, until his retirement about three years ago, when he took up residence in Toowoomba. He was a successful breeder of Shorthorn and Poll Shorthorn cattle and blood horses, and was recognised throughout Queensland as an outstanding authority on stud stock, particularly horses. He leaves a widow, formerly Miss Amy Gertrude Wickham, of Greymare, near Warwick, Q., and three sons, Messrs. Murray Pegler, of Cornwall, Quilpie; Welford Pegler, of Bodalla, Quilpie; and Edwin Pegler, manager of Wallyah, Quilpie. Mr. A. G. (Gus) Pegler, of Brisbane, is a brother.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 October 1954, p 1195 (view original)

Citation details

'Pegler, Edwin John (1873–1954)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/pegler-edwin-john-806/text807, accessed 14 November 2019.

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