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Harold (Harry) Chisholm (1858–1927)

Mr. Harry Chisholm, founder of H. Chisholm and Co., Ltd., blood stock agents, died yesterday: He was a keen sportsman, and had bred and raced his own horses.

The late Mr. Chisholm, who was 69 years of age, was born at Wollogorang, Breadalbane, and was educated at the King's School, Parramatta. He commenced business as a stock and station agent at Goulburn, and then, coming to Sydney, became interested in blood stock, and in 1895 founded the well-known firm that bears his name. In 1912 Mr. Ken Austin was taken into the business, becoming a partner in 1917. Always a racing enthusiast, Mr. Chisholm became a member of the A.J.C. in 1882, and was appointed to the committee in 1895. He was a member of the committee up to the time of his death. He was deputy chairman during the absence in England of Mr. Colin Stephen.

Fifty-five years ago he was prominent as an amateur rider at the Tirranna Picnic races, and was one of the oldest members of the Tirranna Club. In those days he raced horses at many picnic races with great success, but in later years confined his racing activities to the metropolitan area. With Silent Way he won the Newcastle Cup. He also owned the promising two-year-old Winalot. It will interest racing men to know that it was the expressed wish of Mr. Chisholm that this colt should fulfil its engagements under the colours of his intimate friend, Mr. T. J. Marks, chairman of the Rosehill Racing Club.

Mr. Chisholm was a member of the Royal Sydney Golf Club, and a member of the Australian and Union clubs.

In 1886 he married Miss Margaret Mackellar, the daughter of Mr. Alexander Mackellar, of Goulburn. Mrs. Chisholm, who survives her husband, was actively associated with the Australian Comforts Fund during the war, and also did nursing work in Egypt. Mr. Chisholm leaves three children. The two sons —Messrs. John Mackellar Chisholm and Roy Mackellar Chisholm—served with the A.I.F. Light Horse during the war, and are now settled on the land. His daughter married Lord Loughborough, and resides in England.

A service will be held at St. Stephen's Church, Phillip-street, this morning, and at 9.30 the cortege will leave for the crematorium at Rookwood.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 June 1927, p 12

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Life Summary [details]


11 February, 1858
Breadalbane, New South Wales, Australia


10 July, 1927 (aged 69)
Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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