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Kelsey Irving Allen (1871–1953)

Mr. Kelsey Irving Allen of Paradise, Aramac, died in the Muttaburra Hospital on 9th September. He would have been 82 years of age in November.

He was born in New South Wales and was a brother of Mr. F. A. Allen of Buckingham Downs, Dajarra.

For the last few years he has been in ill health, but his passing was unexpected. His remains were conveyed to Longreach and thence to Rockhampton for cremation.

His wife, who predeceased him about two years ago, was Miss Mary Webb a member of a well known grazing family in the North-West of New South Wales, and there are two sons and two daughters of the marriage. Mr. Keith Allen resides in Maitland, and Mr. Ross Allen marages Paradise. One daughter, Mrs. Harvey, lives in Yeppoon, and deceased's other daughter, Mrs. Heffernan, resides on Paradise.

The late Mr. Allen purchased Paradise in 1918 from Mr. Tom Hood and later acquired Boorala and The Springs from Clyne and Cahill. He had resided at Paradise since he purchased it.

His chief interest in public life was in the Graziers' Association and was for same years an executive member of the Aramac Branch. He was also a member of the Aramac Shire Council for a number of years.

In his early life he was a registered surveyor, and carried out many important surveys in the districts around Taree where he lived before coming to Aramac.

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'Allen, Kelsey Irving (1871–1953)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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26 November, 1871
Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia


9 September, 1953 (aged 81)
Muttaburra, Queensland, Australia

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