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Woodburn, Joseph (1835–1915)

Joseph Woodburn, n.d.

Joseph Woodburn, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 May 1915

The late Mr. Joseph Woodburn, a note of whose death in Sydney appeared in our April issue, was born in 1837. He arrived in Australia about 1856, and participated in the early mining rushes in Victoria, New South Wales, New Zealand, and Queensland. He was a pioneer of the Charters Towers district in the last-named State, being among the first dozen men there, and took up The Bluff Station about 1874. Soon afterwards the late Hon. John Deane joined him in partnership, which was dissolved about six years ago, since which time the sons of the late Joseph Woodburn have been the owners of The Bluff, and also St. Pauls, an adjoining property. The two partners, Mr. Woodburn and the Hon. John Deane, erected about 1896 the Burdekin Meat Works at Sellheim, North Queensland, which now belong to Birt & Co. Limited.

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'Woodburn, Joseph (1835–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/woodburn-joseph-1066/text1067, accessed 13 December 2019.

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Joseph Woodburn, n.d.

Joseph Woodburn, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 May 1915