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Rouse, Leslie George (1871–1928)

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. Leslie George Rouse, at the age of 57 years. Mr. Rouse attended the committee meeting of the A.J.C. on May 24, but owing to slight indisposition went home before the meeting concluded. A severe cold developed, and on Saturday last Mr. Rouse considered he was improving. Pneumonia, however, supervened.

Mr. Rouse was one of the best-known men in sporting circles in Australia. A son of the late Mr. Richard Rouse, of Biraganbil, Gulgong, he had always been actively associated with the administration of racing in this State. He was a member of the Union Club, and had been a member of the Australian Jockey Club since 1894. In August, 1927, he was appointed a committeeman of the A.J.C. Mr. Rouse was appointed a stipendiary steward in July, 1904, but he resigned that office in 1914. In April, 1920, he was appointed judge, in succession to the late Mr. J. Shaw, but he resigned in 1921. He was keeper of the Australian Stud book and registrar of Australian racehorses from 1913. He bred and raced horses with varying success. He was one of the most accomplished and efficient racing administrators the State has possessed.

Mr. Rouse is survived by Mrs. Rouse, two sons, and one daughter. He married Miss Hilda Bowman, daughter of the late Mr. James Bowman, of Strowan, Jerry's Plains.

A service will be held in St. Mark's Church, Darling Point, at 3 p.m. to-day, after which the remains will be taken to Mudgee for burial.

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'Rouse, Leslie George (1871–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/rouse-leslie-george-16184/text28129, accessed 22 November 2017.

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