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Henry Campbell (1844–1919)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Henry Campbell, n.d.

Henry Campbell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 October 1919

One of the best-known and highly respected pastoralists of the western district, Mr. Henry Campbell, has died at his residence, Skeldon, Darling Point Road, Edgecliff. He was born at Dalrymple, Ayrshire, Scotland, 75 years ago, and at the age of 16 arrived with his family in the year 1860, and settled In Victoria. On reaching manhood's estate he entered into partnership with his late brother, John, and acquired properties successively in Victoria and New South Wales. Later he purchased on his own behalf Eenaweena Station, in the Warren district, and more recently a fine property near Coonamble, known as Mount Tenandra. Each of these estates he developed very thoroughly, and, despite droughts, rabbits, and other difficulties, he succeeded in maintaining some fine flocks of merino sheep. Owing to failing health he resided in Sydney with members of his family during the last two years. He is survived by a widow, one son, Mr. A. J. Campbell, of Mount Tenandra, and eight daughters, Mesdames W. Poole, A. S. McCook, J. Walker, and J. R. Frend, and Misses Barbara, Helen, Esther, and Margaret Campbell. Of the four brothers who came to Australia with him, Mr. Charles Campbell, of Merino Downs, Roma, Queensland, alone survives.

The funeral took place on Wednesday at Waverley Cemetery. The services at the house and the graveside were conducted by the Moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly, the Rev. G. A. Gordon, an old friend of the family. Among those present were Mr. A. J. Campbell (son), Mr. Charles Campbell (brother), the Rev. A. Stuart McCook, and Messrs. W. Poole, J. Walker, and J. R. Frend (sons-in-law), Jack Campbell, J. Rathie, and P. Smith (nephews), J. F. Cuninghame (Dalgety and Co.), Duncan Carson and Harold Bell (Winchcombe, Carson, and Co.). George and Jack Maidon (Maiden Bros.), Arthur Kennedy (Joseph Leeds and Co.), C. J. McDonell (McDonell and Moffitt), F. E. Vigars (Vigars and Sky), W. Walrond Davis, Dr. John Macpherson, G. Cullen Ward, Alec. Walker, E. O. Jones, and W. McEwan.

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Henry Campbell, n.d.

Henry Campbell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 October 1919

Life Summary [details]


Dalrymple, Ayrshire, Scotland


October, 1919 (aged ~ 75)
Edgecliff, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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