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Donald John Coghill (1822–1875)

The Riverine Herald, in reporting the death of Mr. J. D. [John Donald] Coghill, at the age of 52, observes:—"As an old colonist, we think the late Mr Coghill worthy of more than a passing notice, and have therefore been at some pains to gather some particulars of his residence in the colonies. He was the son of the late Captain Donald Coghill, and came to the colonies in 1842, on the invitation of his uncle, the late Captain J. Coghill, when he was 19 years of age. At Bedair Vale, the station of his uncle, near Braidwood, New South Wales, he remained till the commencement of the goldfields in 1851, when he left New South Wales and came to Victoria, and in partnership with W. [sic] Hector Norman Simson, commenced dealing in sheep, doing a large business in supplying the different butchers on the diggings. Subsequently he and Mr Albert Broadribb became joint proprietors of the Sutton Grange Station and also of the Prairie Station, the latter being purchased from our late townsman Mr J. L. Simmonds. On the death of Mr A. Broadribb the Prairie Station was sold, and in 1863 Mr Coghill sold out of Sutton Grange, and became a grazier near the Kamarooka Station, on Picaninny Creek. In 1865, it will be remembered Queensland attracted many Victorians engaged in pastoral pursuits, and Mr. Coghill amongst the rest. He sold out in Victoria, but his Queensland speculation was disastrous, and after an absence of two years he returned to Victoria, and in May 1869, commenced business as a forwarding agent in Echuca.

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29 July, 1875 (aged ~ 53)
Victoria, Australia

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