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Charles Kerr Chisholm (1839–1914)

Charles Chisholm, n.d.

Charles Chisholm, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1915

Mr. Charles Kerr Chisholm, who died at Goulburn, N.S.W., in November 1914, was the last surviving son of the late Hon. James Chisholm, M.L.C., M.L.A., of Kippilaw. Born in the Camden district, he went with the rest of the family to Kippilaw when about twelve years of age, and after completing his education at the King's School, Parramatta, took up pastoral pursuits. He travelled through New South Wales with cattle into the Darling country, and could tell many interesting anecdotes of the condition of the country and the natives in those days. Mr. Chisholm also managed East Bland Station in the Wyalong district, then owned by his father, and resided there for twenty-eight years, his wife and family living at Kippilaw during that time. The famous bushranger, Ben Hall, paid him a visit, and took a horse, saddle and bridle, but, the horse found its way back subsequently.

The late Mr. Chisholm was one of the founders of the Tirranna Race Club, and was recognised in his day as a clever rider. After the death of his father he resided at his property, Raeburn, Breadalbane, near Goulburn, and spent a lot of money in improving the place, which was practically reclaimed from the bush. After the marriage of his eldest son he went to Sydney, and later, when his wife died, spent part of his time in New Zealand, where his only daughter lives, and part in Sydney. When nearly seventy years of age he took a trip with his daughter and son-in-law to Japan, thence through Siberia, Russia, and Europe to England, returning through Canada. Last year he made a trip to California, where he caught a chill from which he never recovered. There are two sons and one daughter in the family—Gerald Chisholm, living at Raeburn, Frank at Kippilaw, and Margaret, who married Mr Harry Meares, barrister, of Christchurch, N.Z.

The late Mr. Chisholm was a man with a very kindly nature, but of a retiring disposition, not taking part in public affairs, but always ready and willing to assist in any public movement or in any charitable undertaking.

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Charles Chisholm, n.d.

Charles Chisholm, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1915

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10 July, 1839
Camden, New South Wales, Australia


13 November, 1914 (aged 75)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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