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Augustus Perting Barton (1834–1914)

Mr. Augustus Perting Barton, of Moolboolaman Station, on the Burnett, who died at Bundaberg, Queensland, some time ago, was one of the pastoral pioneers of that State, arriving in 1857, previous to which he was for two years on stations in Victoria and South Australia gaining experience. His first few years in Queensland were spent on Gigoomgan and Widgee Stations, in the Wide Bay District, and at Jondaryan, on the Darling Downs. In 1860 he formed Moolboolaman, where he resided for the rest of his life, with a break of some 20 years from 1884 onwards, when he was engaged in sugar-growing at Mon Repos, near Bundaberg. In 1874 he purchased Walloon Station, on the Dawson River, which place is still held by his children.

The late Mr. Barton was one of the original shareholders in the Queensland Meat Export Co., and also in the Gladstone Meat Works, of which he was for some years a director. He took an active part in the formation of the latter company, and of several others which have contributed to the prosperity of Bundaberg and its district.

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