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Tapp, Edward Peter (1870–1955)

Edward Tapp, n.d.

Edward Tapp, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 August 1955

The death at Broken Hill, N.S.W., in June of Mr. Edward Peter Tapp, of Nuntherungie Station, Wilcannia, N.S.W., brief mention of which was made in these columns last month, removed one of the best known and best liked figures from pastoral circles of the Western Division of New South Wales. Mr. Tapp, who was 84 years of age, went from the Western District of Victoria to the West Darling in 1896 as manager of Yancannia Station for its then owners, Messrs. Shaw Bros. Yancannia at that time had an area of about a million and a quarter acres and carried in the vicinity of 100,000 sheep. The late Mr. Tapp enlisted in World War I in 1917, and after serving overseas, including a period in Egypt with the Cameliers, returned to Australia in 1921. He bought Nuntherungie that year and took an active interest in its management until his retirement to live in Broken Hill a few years ago. Mr. Tapp lived a happy, useful life at Broken Hill and retained his interest in various activities until his death. He was a member of the Returned Servicemen's League and a life member of the Broken Hill Club and West Darling Picnic Race Club. He was also chairman of the first meeting of the Western Division P.P. Boards and Graziers' conference in Wilcannia in 1927 and subsequently continued to take a active interest in the affairs of that body. The late E. P. Tapp is survived by his widow, one son, Mr. E. Tapp, of Nuntherungie, and three daughters, all of whom reside at Broken Hill.

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Edward Tapp, n.d.

Edward Tapp, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 August 1955