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Harold Augustus Armytage (1862–1926)

Harold Armytage, n.d.

Harold Armytage, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 October 1926

The death occurred last month of Mr. Harold Augustus Armytage, of Mt. Sturgeon, Dunkeld, Vic., a very well-known Victorian pastoralist, who also had considerable interests in Queensland.

Born at Fulham Station, Balmoral, Vic., in 1862, he was a son of the late Charles Henry Armytage, and was educated at Toorak College, Geelong Grammar School, and Brighton, England. In 1884 he went to Afton Downs, Hughenden, Q., to gain experience, and a couple of years later took charge of Mt. Sturgeon, being interested in that property, as well as Afton Downs and Fulham, at the time of his death. He was also a member of the Victorian board of advice of Dalgety and Co. Limited, and until recently a member of the council of the Pastoralists' Association of Victoria.

As a young man the late Mr. Armytage was a keen athlete, being a footballer, cricketer, and oarsman. Later he became well known in racing circles, having been a member of the committee of the V.R.C, since 1902, and owning several horses. He raced mostly in conjunction with Mr. L. K. S. Mackinnon, Mr. M. S. Cooper, or his trainer, P. T. Heywood, and was on the whole very successful, with such horses as Drumore, Heir Apparent, Gay Serenader, San Antonio, &c. The late Mr. Armytage was unmarried.

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