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John Waugh Brougham (1849–1923)

The death is announced from South Australia at the age of seventy-five years of Mr. John Waugh Brougham, an old and respected resident of the western district, Broken Hill, N.S.W. He was born at Coree Station, New South Wales, and when eight years of age went to Edinburgh (Scotland), where he remained for seven years. He then returned to Melbourne, and was one of the first boys to attend the Melbourne Grammar School. From there he went to the University. At the age of twenty-three years he proceeded to Netallie Station, thence to Grassmere, which he managed later for his father-in-law (Mr. Alfred Dessailly). In 1889 Mr. Brougham took a half-share in Poolamacca Station, and later he secured all that property. He stayed there until 1915, and then took up his residence in Adelaide, where he lived until the time of his death.

Mr. Brougham was one of the foundation members of the Pastoralists' Association of West Darling, and was present at their first meeting, held in 1907. At that gathering he was elected vice-president, which position he held until 1917. He took a keen interest in all matters concerning the welfare of the pastoral industry. He was a strong opponent of the proposal to pull up the railway line between Tarrawingee and Broken Hill. He advocated the continuation of the line through Tibooburra. He has left a widow, four daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mesdames G. H. S. Dobbyn (Broken Hill), B. Palmer (Adelaide), St. John Hall (Poolamacca Park, South Australia), and L. Denis (Roland). The sons are Messrs. K. Brougham (Yalcowinna) and J. Brougham (Gnalta Station).

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'Brougham, John Waugh (1849–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia


21 December, 1923 (aged ~ 74)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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