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Williams, Allan (1840–1931)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Allan Williams died at his home at Pomona-street, Pennant Hills, on Friday, aged 91. He was a native of Inverness, near Scone, and commenced station life as a jackaroo on Keera station, near Bingara, in 1857. Mr Williams afterwards went to the New England district, and while there came in contact with Thunderbolt, the bushranger.

Mr. Williams became the owner of Burrenbring station in the Mackay (Q ) district. He was chairman of the Nebo Divisional Board for about 38 years, and was president, for nearly 40 years, of the Nebo Jockey Club. He retired to live in Sydney in 1920, and is survived by his widow, one son, Mr Crowther Williams, who is carrying on the family pastoral interests at Homedale, near Nebo, Queensland, and the Misses Edie and Elsie Williams, of Pennant Hills. Two sons, Edward Homer Williams, of the 5th Light Horse Regiment, and Henry Stuart Williams, 38th Battalion, AIF, were killed in the Great War, the former on Gallipoli, at Chatham's Post, and the latter during an engagement at Villers Bretonneux.

The funeral took place at the Northern Suburbs Cemetery on Saturday, the service at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. R. H. Bootie.

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'Williams, Allan (1840–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/williams-allan-13445/text24122, accessed 21 October 2019.

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