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Roy Mackellar Chisholm (1891–1944)

from Braidwood Dispatch

Mr. Roy Chisholm, well known in Sydney racing circles a few years ago; died on his property, Bond Springs Station, Alice Springs, last month.

Mr. Chisholm was the youngest son of the late Harry Chisholm, founder of the firm of blood-stock agents of that name which was absorbed by the present Sydney bloodstock agents, W. Inglis & Son, Pty., Ltd., in 1934.

The late Mr. Harry Chisholm was for years at Wollogorang. Mr. Roy Chisholm saw service in the Great War. For some years he lived at Khan Yunis, Krawarree, Braidwood.

He conducted the business founded by his father from 1931 until it was transferred, when he left for the Mattaranka Valley, in the Roper River district, North Queensland, where he took over a cattle station. He had previously followed cattle grazing pursuits at Braidwood and Mendooran, N.S.W.

He was a brother of Mr. J. Chisholm, of Wantalayna Station, Winton (Q.), and of Lady Milbanke.

While at Krawarree Mr. Chisholm made a host of friends throughout the district. He was a grand sport and a splendid citizen, a man who would be an asset to any district. Roy Chisholm's fame as a wicket-keeper was known far and wide and he had many first-class performances to his credit. He was a good bat, too, and an astute captain, often leading the team to victory. In those days Arrol Byrne was in the zenith of his fame as a bowler, being probably the best this district has had for a long time. Mr. Chisholm often played with the Braidwood club as well, and represented the district on one occasion. His many friends will deplore the passing of this prince of good sports.

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'Chisholm, Roy Mackellar (1891–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 July 2024.

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10 October, 1891
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia


28 February, 1944 (aged 52)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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