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Francis William Bacon (1847–1921)

by A.W.P.

from Pastoral Review

Francis Bacon, n.d.

Francis Bacon, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 August 1921

A well-known pastoralist in the person of Mr. Francis William Bacon died in Sydney on the 4th instant at the age of 74 years. He was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, and upon leaving school he went to Warbreccan Station, Deniliquin, owned by Messrs. Shanahan and Jennings, to gain experience in the management of stock. Subsequently he was given charge of Belubla Station, on the Murray, and later on took over the management of Warbreccan. After representing Messrs. Shanahan and Jennings in Queensland as pastoral inspector, he returned to New South Wales, and managed another station owned by that firm. Early in 1878 he, in conjunction with his brother Alfred, opened a stock and agency business in Gunnedah, but after a few years sold out his interest to his brother. In 1887 he joined in the purchase of Dumble Station, Goodooga, in partnership with Mr. F. A. Wright and Mr. Edward Heaton, ultimately buying his partners out, and becoming sole owner. This property he sold in 1911 to Messrs. Croaker and Garvin. He also acquired the Yamala Estate, Inverell district, and was part owner with Messrs. Alfred Ferdinand Warner and J. McLean in Gunnee Station, Delungra, but ultimately sold his interest.

Mr. Bacon was interested in various commercial undertakings, and was a director of the Co-operative Wool and Produce Company and other companies. He took a very keen interest in all movements that had for their object the betterment and development of pastoral industries generally. He was a member of the Warrigal Club. He left one daughter and two sons; his wife predeceased him about five years ago.

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A.W.P., 'Bacon, Francis William (1847–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 31 May 2024.

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Francis Bacon, n.d.

Francis Bacon, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 August 1921

Life Summary [details]


Victoria, Australia


5 August, 1921 (aged ~ 74)
Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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