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John George Collins (1849–1910)

Another of Queensland's pioneer pastoralists has passed away in the person of Mr. John George Collins, whose death occurred yesterday, about 8 a.m., at his residence, Mundoolum, Beaudesert. The deceased gentleman had been ailing for a long time, and had practically never been in health since the death of his brother, Mr. William Collins, in January, 1910. He was the third son of the late Mr. John Collins, the founder of the firm of John Collins and Son's, who have been one of the most potent factors in the pastoral industry of the State. They are the owners of stations in many parts of the far western and central districts of Queensland, and cattle stations in the Northern Territory. Mr. J. G. Collins took an active part in the affairs of the firm, and was one of the best known figures in pastoral circles. He lived to just three score years, and is survived by his eldest brother, Mr. R. M. Collins, of Tamrookum, who was at one time a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. The funeral of the late Mr. J. G. Collins will take place to-day at Mundoolum cemetery, at 3 o'clock.

The late Mr. Collins was one of the partners of the Pastoral Butchering Company, and in consequence the branches and head shops of that company will be closed this afternoon.

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17 December, 1849
New South Wales, Australia


16 September, 1910 (aged 60)
Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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