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Barnes, Henry (1818–1896)

The death is reported of Mr. Henry Barnes, of Dyraaba Station, Clarence River, N.S.W., at the good old age of eighty years. The deceased gentleman was a native of Cumberland, and arrived in N.S.W. about the year 1842. After gaining his "experience" with Dr. Bowman, on the Hunter, he undertook the management of Mr. Clark Irving' s properties on the Richmond and Clarence Rivers, the herd of cattle numbering at one time close on 30,000 head. For a period of ten years Mr. Barnes devoted himself with untiring energy to the improvement of the properties and stock under his care, and then, in 1854, became part-owner of Dyraaba, and, subsequently, in other station properties in the Clarence River district and in Queensland. Mr. Barnes was married at Grafton in 1855 to Grace Isabella, eldest daughter of the late Walter Hindmarsh, and leaves a family consisting of his widow, five sons (two of whom are married), and five daughters, the eldest of whom is the wife of Mr. Charles A. Bruxner, of Sandilands, and the third the wife of Mr. Alan Chauvel, of Canning Downs, Queensland. The deceased has been a magistrate for many years, and was highly esteemed and respected by a wide circle of friends.

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