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Trevethan, Ross C. (1939–1964)

Ross C. Trevethan died on 4th May, 1964, at the age of 24, as a result of a road accident sustained in the vicinity of Kilkivan while returning from a weekend visit to his family in Toowoomba to the Gympie District where he was stationed.

Ross attended Queensland University and the Australian Forestry School from which he graduated at the end of 1962. He was an outstanding sportsman and first visited Canberra with a Queensland Junior Rugby Union representative side in 1960. During his 1961–62 period at the A.F.S. he was a regular member of the University Rugby Union team, and of the A.C.T. representative side. He was in addition a very fine athlete and was the recipient of the Cooper’s Hill Cup as champion all round sportsman at the A.F.S. in 1962.

He was of quiet and friendly disposition, a most popular member of his A.F.S. class, and he left a host of friends in Canberra.

Ross’s untimely death at the outset of a most promising professional career is a grievous tragedy for his family and a serious loss to Australian forestry.

Original publication

  • Australian Forestry, vol 28, no 2, 1964, p 67

Citation details

'Trevethan, Ross C. (1939–1964)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 9 August 2020.

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