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Hugh Campbell (1835–1917)

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Hugh Campbell, n.d.

Hugh Campbell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1917

The death occurred yesterday, at his residence, Niara, Pennant Hills, of Mr. Hugh Campbell, a well-known and highly-respected pioneer colonist. He was born in 1835 at Ayrshire, Scotland, and was therefore 82 years of age. Recently he broke one of his thighs, and, the accident hastened his end. Mr. Campbell's birthplace was "Nock Jarder," a farm, of which his father was tenant, on the Marquis of Ailsa's estate. He came to Australia in 1857, and landed in Victoria, but later settled in New South Wales. At the time of his death he was the owner of Gunnyanna station, near Moree, but at different periods a good many properties, both in this State and Victoria, passed through his hands. Mr. Campbell was connected with one of the oldest families in Scotland. His father sprang from the Loudon, or Ayrshire branch of the great Clan Campbell. When a young man, deceased, along with his father, both of whom were in the Ayr Yeomanry, volunteered for service in the Crimean War. Upon his arrival in Victoria, the gold rush made an irresistible appeal to him. It was at its height, and along with others he walked to the Ballarat diggings, but the life and surroundings were uncongenial to him, and he retraced his steps to Geelong, and got his first colonial experience on a farm near Barrabool. He married a daughter of Captain Campbell, of Terrick Terrick station, and it was with so much success that the young couple started life on their own farm near to Beaufort, Victoria, that Mr. Campbell was enabled to send to Scotland for his parents and their children. On the voyage out, however, his father died.

The deceased has left a large family, viz.: Mesdames C. L. Newman, Angus Campbell, and J. B. Jaquet, and Misses Jean and Mildred Campbell, and Messrs. Harry Campbell, of Keston, Kirribilli Point, John Campbell, of Goorianawa, Coonamble, Hugh Campbell, of Gunnyanna, Moree, Alfred Campbell, a surgeon with the British forces in Mesopotamia, and Robert Campbell, of Ellerslie, Adelong.

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Hugh Campbell, n.d.

Hugh Campbell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1917

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Ayrshire, Scotland


17 May, 1917 (aged ~ 82)
Pennant Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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