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White, James Cobb (1855–1927)

from Sydney Morning Herald

James White, n.d.

James White, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, March 1927

The death occurred yesterday morning at his home, Edinglassie, Muswellbrook, of Mr. James Cobb White, M.L.C., after a short illness, at the age of 72 years. Mr White was a member of the Legislative Council since July, 1908, having been appointed during the term of office of the Wade Government. He voted against the bill to abolish the Upper House, and was present in the Legislative Council as recently as December 23, when he voted in favour of the protest to the Governor against the action of the Government in calling Parliament together in spite of the pledge given by the Premier that an election would be held within four months.

Mr. White was born near Scone on November 29, 1855, and was a son of the late Mr. Francis White, one of the pioneers of the Upper Hunter. He was educated at the Grammar School, Newcastle, and later in Sydney. Mr. White was a public-spirited man. He had been associated with the Muswellbrook Hospital for many years, and was for several terms president. He was president of the Muswellbrook Shire Council, president of the Upper Hunter Pastoral and Agricultural Association, chairman of the Denman Pastures Protection Board, and member of the Licensing Court. Mr White was a noted breeder of polled Angus cattle, and he had resided at Edinglassie for many years.

Mr. Whilte's wife died recently. He is survived by three sons and two daughters.

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'White, James Cobb (1855–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/white-james-cobb-9289/text24998, accessed 25 November 2017.

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