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Turnbull, John (1841–1916)

from Pastoral Review

John Turnbull, n.d.

John Turnbull, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 April 1916

Mr. John Turnbull, whose death in Melbourne at 75 years of age was announced in the March issue of the Review, was a native of North Berwick, Scotland, but came to Victoria in 1868 on the invitation of the late Mr. George Fairbairn, sen. He first joined Mr. Charles Armytage in the Western District, but two years later went to Queensland to manage Mr. Fairbairn's Peak Downs Station and to supervise his other properties in that State.

In the early eighties the late Mr. Turnbull, in conjunction with other pastoralists, formed the Lansdowne Pastoral Company, and acquired Lansdowne Station from Messrs. King and Cox, as well as other Central Queensland properties. He was managing director of the company up to the time of his death, and was looked upon as an authority on Queensland pastoral matters for upwards of forty years. Until 1912 it had been his custom always to spend the winter there. He was also on the directorate of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company Limited and various other companies.

The late Mr. Turnbull in 1875 married Miss Woolley, daughter of Mr. Alfred Woolley, of Melbourne. His wife, four sons, and one daughter survive him. One of the sons is a doctor in Egypt, and two others are serving with the Imperial Forces in France.

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'Turnbull, John (1841–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/turnbull-john-979/text980, accessed 27 September 2017.

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