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Watters, William (?–1951)

Many old friends in Central Queensland will regret to learn of the death in Sydney on 28th August of Mr. William Watters, who resided in the Aramac district for a long period.

The late Mr. Watters was a son of Mr. Andrew Watters, of Glenample Estate, Lochearnhead, Perthshire, Scotland, and at the age of 18 he went to Queensland to join his uncle, the late James C. McWhannell, at Rodney Downs. After gaining some years experience on that property he acquired Park Farm, Aramac, which he subsequently named Glenample after his Scottish birthplace, but disposed of it in 1936 and subsequently lived in Sydney. Several brothers and sisters predeceased him in Scotland, while another brother was the late Mr. J. Campbell Watters, who for a number of years resided at Rodney Downs and later owned Spring Valley in the Hughenden district.

Mr. William Watters died after a brief illness at his home at Strathfield, near Sydney. He was one of the most highly respected graziers in Central Queensland, his friendly disposition and quiet dignity appealing to all who had the privilege of being acquainted with him. His widow survives him.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 October 1951, p 1129 (view original)

Citation details

'Watters, William (?–1951)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/watters-william-1011/text1012, accessed 17 July 2018.

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