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Woodside, William (1861–1933)

Mr William Woodside who died yesterday at his residence Nirvana, Avalon road, Armadale, aged 72 years was a member of one of the pastoral pioneering families of Victoria. His father James Woodside came to Australia from Scotland [Ireland] in 1851 and obtained a stretch of country near Myrtleford which he named Happy Valley. His son William eventually took over this property and held it until 1919 when it was purchased by the Closer Settlement Board for blocks for returned soldiers. For many years he had a property also on Flinders Island. With his son Stewart he purchased Mirrool Park, Bringagee, New South Wales in 1924 but sold it two years later and with son then acquired Dunlop, Merriwa, New South Wales. Mr Woodside was a notably keen judge of stock. He is survived by his wife, three daughters—Mrs L. J. Morshead, Misses Jean and Valile Woodside and his son Stewart. His elder brother John who for many years also held a property in the Myrtleford district now resides at Kergunyah Park, Kiewa. The funeral will leave his late residence for the Boroondara Cemetery Kew at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

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'Woodside, William (1861–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/woodside-william-21001/text31626, accessed 4 December 2020.

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