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William Dickson (1844–1927)

William Dickson, n.d.

William Dickson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 May 1927

Just as we go to press, the news reaches us of the death of one of our most popular and foremost pastoralists, Mr. William Dickson, of Yarrawin Station, Nyngan, N.S.W.

Born on his father's property on the Upper Yarra, Victoria, in 1844, he was the son of the late Mr. John Dickson, and after completing his education in Scotland, he, with his brother, Mr. T. C. Dickson, in 1872 set out for Riverina, and purchased Nyang Station, on the Edwards River, opposite the township of Moulamein. Holding this property for two years, the two brothers, always together, purchased Yarrawin Station, on the Marrar Creek, near Nyngan, in 1874, and have owned it ever since, developing it into one of the best woolgrowing properties in the west. Messrs. Dickson Bros. are also well known as breeders of stud Merino sheep, while it was on their station that the Department of Agriculture commenced in 1906 in a practical manner its investigations and observations into the blowfly pest.

The late Mr. William Dickson played an important part in the Merino sheep industry of New South Wales, and he will be greatly missed. His brother survives him.

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William Dickson, n.d.

William Dickson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 May 1927

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Victoria, Australia


May, 1927 (aged ~ 83)
New South Wales, Australia

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