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John Murray Campbell (1881–1954)

Mr John Murray Campbell, who died on 24th March last, was a member of one of the best known pastoral families in Australia with branches in Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, and New South Wales. The late Mr. Campbell was born in 1881 at Omeo, Vic., but the greater part of his life was spent in the Western Division of New South Wales. He grew up at Bulla Bulla, near Cobar, N.S.W., and subsequently owned Coombie, Hillston, N.S.W., with his father. Later he conducted Coombie on his own account, whilst other properties in the Hillston district owned by him at various times included Box Creek and Murrurah. His interest in Murrurah was retained for many years, but he later took over and lived at Rose Hill, Mendooran, N.S.W., until that property was sold for soldier settlement. At the time of his death Mr. Campbell maintained his interest in grazing as an occupation at a property named Hillside, near Parkes, N.S.W., but in recent years he spent most of his time in residence at Chatswood, Sydney.

Mr. Campbell is survived by his widow and two sons, John, of Argyle, Walcha, N.S.W., and Leslie, of Sydney.

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