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Vickery, James Fisken (1876–1956)

James Vickery, n.d.

James Vickery, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 May 1956

The death occurred last month of Mr. James Fisken Vickery, of Bective Estate, Tamworth, N.S.W., a member of one of the oldest pastoral families in Australia, and a leading figure in Hereford breeding circles throughout the Commonwealth. He was born at Bendigo, Vic., 80 years ago, and was a son of the late Mr. James Swanton Vickery, who bought Bective when it was known as the Robert Pringle Estate.

Mr. J. F. Vickery went to Bective when he was 15 years of age and was appointed manager at the age of 18. Subsequently he and his brother, Stanley, who survives him, controlled the Bective Estate, which became the home of one of the leading Hereford studs in Australasia. No expense was spared in securing the best stud cattle to ensure top quality in the stud, and only a couple of years ago the senior champion Hereford bull at the Sydney Royal Show, South Boorook Brimfleld, was bought for the Bective stud at an Australian record price.

The late Mr. J. F. Vickery was also a director of Freehold and Leasehold Lands Pty. Ltd., which controls several leading properties in New South Wales, including the well-known Willandra Merino stud, in Riverina. His other interests were wide and varied, and the knowledge he acquired from his long association with pastoral and grazing activities was always available to younger members of the industry, and particularly to soldier settlers.

In addition to Stanley, Mr. J. F. Vickery is survived by another brother, Mr. Arthur Vickery, who resides in Sydney and has large pastoral and business interests. He also leaves a widow, two daughters—Mesdames E. Walker of Wean, Boggabri, N.S.W., and J. F. Murchison, of Kaytoun, Attunga, N.S.W.—and a son Mr. James Thomas Vickery, of Bodikin, Bellata, N.S.W. Two sisters, Mesdames J. Britten and E. Ritchie, live in Sydney.

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'Vickery, James Fisken (1876–1956)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/vickery-james-fisken-990/text991, accessed 26 August 2019.

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James Vickery, n.d.

James Vickery, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 May 1956