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Stevenson, James Glen (1889–1957)

Mr. James Glen Stevenson, of Benduck, Hay, N.S.W., who died on 23rd March at the age of 58, was one of the best known pastoralists in the Hay district. His family had been closely associated with the development of the district for 75 years, and at the time of his death, which followed a stroke some weeks previously, the sale of Benduck from the Stevenson Pastoral Co. to two local pastoral firms was being negotiated.

Mr. Stevenson was the eldest son and the third of the seven children of the late A. G. Stevenson, who played a leading part in public life and in the pastoral industry, especially in the Hay area. After completing his education at Geelong Mr. Stevenson began work at Benduck, but shortly afterwards went into camp with the First A.I.F, and was still there when the Armistice was signed in 1918. He then returned to Benduck and on the death of his father assumed the management, a position he held until his death. He took a keen interest in the breeding of both sheep and cattle, and the Benduck clip from his Merino flock was very well known amongst buyers.

Mr. Stevenson's sporting activities were mainly connected with racing. He raced many good horses at Hay, both in open company and at the Riverina Picnic Race Club meetings, and in 1937, in partnership with Mr. Ray Tyson, won the Picnic Cup with Tumblong. He served on the committees of the Hay Jockey Club and the Riverina Picnic Race Club for some years and was a committeeman of the Hay P. and A. Association. He was also on the committee of the Waradgery Club, Hay.

Mr. Stevenson is survived by his wife, who was Miss Irene Macaw, of Caroonboon, Wanganella, N.S.W., and their two daughters, Sally and Virginia. He is also survived by his brothers Jack, of Sydney, and Stewart, of Mandurama, N.S.W., and his sisters Anna and Berta, of Sydney, Mrs. Jack Madden, of Camperdown, Vic., and Mrs. Theo. Macaw, of Caroonboon.

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'Stevenson, James Glen (1889–1957)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stevenson-james-glen-933/text934, accessed 21 November 2017.

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