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Persse, De Burgh Bannatyne (1881–1947)

Mr. de Burgh B. B. [Bannatyne Bentinck] Persse, of Wyambya Station, Beaudesert, died in a Brisbane private hospital yesterday morning, the day before his birthday anniversary. He was 66.

Mr. de Burgh Persse was chairman of directors of the Raub Australian Gold Mining Company, and of the Queensland Meat Export Company and Australian Stockbreeders' Co., and was also on the advisory board of the National Bank of Australasia, Ltd.

He was born in 1881 at Tabragalba station, Beaudesert, where his father was one of the original selectors. He was a keen racegoer, and bred and raced a number of horses.

His wife, formerly Miss Fanny Martin Collins, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Collins, of Tamrookum station, died in 1944.

He has left two daughters— Mrs. Frank Glynn Connolly and Mrs. W. Tuxford Howe — four sons — Messrs. Robert, Burton, Desmond, and John de Burgh Persse— and five grandchildren.

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