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Reynolds, S. P. (1858–1924)

S. P. Reynolds, n.d.

S. P. Reynolds, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 April 1924

As we were going to press last month news was received of the death of Mr. S. P. Reynolds, of Little Burrawang, Cumnock, N.S.W. Although it was known that he had been confined to his bed for some months as a result of a stroke, his death came as a shock to all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. The late Mr. Reynolds was born on the Mt. Blackwood Goldfields, Victoria, in 1858. For many years he managed the Melbourne business of Messrs. S. P. Reynolds and Co., of which he was a partner, and in 1894-96 represented the North Melbourne electorate in the Victorian Parliament. In 1896, still retaining his interest in the firm, he decided on a pastoral life, and went to New South Wales and took up the management of Little Burrawang Station for his father-in-law, the late Mr. John Young. In 1907 he leased the property and continued the active management until 1917, when he handed over the responsibility to his second son, Roy, while he, his wife, and daughter went to live in Sydney.

Mr. S. P., as he was known to many, was a friend to all, and I for one will never forget the bountiful hospitality extended to me during a short stay during the 1910 shearing, nor will I forget the care and attention bestowed on me in an illness by his wife and daughter, now Mrs. Arthur Reynolds, of Tocal, who has always been her father's great pal, both in field and home. There are three sons, all of whom attended the King's School, Parramatta. The eldest, Leo, turned his attention to engineering, Roy took up a pastoral life, while Aubrey, on his return from the recent war, where he worked his way up from a private to a captaincy, settled down to a life on the land, and now has a property adjoining Little Burrawang.

The late Mr. Reynolds was a keen sheepman, and right up to the time that he was confined to his bed was a constant visitor and supporter of the Sydney Sheep Show. He will be greatly missed, both in town and in his old districts of Cumnock and Molong, and I think I can safely say that very many friends in the pastoral fraternity will mourn his death.

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'Reynolds, S. P. (1858–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/reynolds-s-p-849/text1327, accessed 28 September 2020.

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S. P. Reynolds, n.d.

S. P. Reynolds, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 April 1924