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Alexander Augustus (Alec) Dalglish (1875–1926)

from Goulburn Evening Penny Post

Mr. Alexander Augustus Dalglish, of "Pomeroy," Goulburn, one of the State's best known pastoralists, died suddenly at his homestead at six o'clock this morning.

The deceased had been suffering from heart trouble, but otherwise he appeared to be in good health.

He attended the races at Rosehill on Saturday, returning home at night.

The deceased was 49 years of age. His father was the late Mr. J. C. Dalglish, who was District Surveyor at Goulburn in the early days and who became one of the original shareholders in the Broken Hill silver mines. Mr. J. C. Dalglish married a Miss de Lauret, of "Wynella" a sister of Mr. A. G. de Lauret and Miss L. B. de Lauret, who are still living on the family estate.

In 1888 the Dalglishes went to England, young Alex then being only 12 years old. He received his education in England, and married when still in his early twenties and came back to Australia accompanied by his young wife, who was a close connection of Sir Walter Scott.

Shortly after his return, the late Mr. Alex Dalglish purchased Pomeroy, which as a result of his energy and ability has become one of the soundest sheep-raising properties in the district.

The deceased quickly achieved success as a pastoralist, going in extensively for the breeding of merino sheep. The Pomeroy flock is to-day, considered one of the finest in the State.

Mr. Dalglish was a quiet unassuming man, who was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. As a citizen, he was ever ready to lend whatever assistance he could to any movement which had as its object the advancement of the district.

For several years he was a director of the Goulburn Pastures Protection Board.

He was of an exceedingly generous nature and made a ready response to all charitable appeals which were brought under his notice.

He was a prominent member of the Roman Catholic Church, and gave big donations towards the various funds started for the building or improvement of any of its institutions. He also generously supported different non-sectarian institutions in the district, including the District Hospital. During the war he subscribed large amounts to the war loans and various patriotic funds.

The late Mr. Dalglish was a prominent sportsman. Local racing and trotting circles will, by his untimely death, lose a keen supporter. The horses he owned included the trotter Mountain Rock, and a string of race horses in charge of Trainer W. P. Bill at Warwick Farm.

He was prominently connected with the Tirranna Picnic Race Club, having been a committeeman for upwards of 20 years. For several years past he had acted as judge.

Leading citizens to-day expressed profound regret when they learned of his death.

The deceased was twice married. His first wife was the victim of a motor fatality which occurred on the Pomeroy Road about four years ago. He subsequently married Miss Arnold.

He is survived by a widow, a grown-up son by the first marriage (Mr. Campsie Dalglish), and an 18 months old daughter, Margaret Mary.

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'Dalglish, Alexander Augustus (Alec) (1875–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia


20 September, 1926 (aged ~ 51)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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