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Lawrence M. Dugdale (1897–1957)

Lawrence Dugdale, n.d.

Lawrence Dugdale, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 September 1957

The Australian beef cattle industry in general, and the Shorthorn breed in particular, suffered a great loss with the death of Mr. Lawrence M. Dugdale, of Banool stud, Noorilim, Murchison East, Victoria, on 24th August. He was a vice-president of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and immediate past president of the Federal Council of the Shorthorn Society of Australia. He was also president of the Victorian branch of the Shorthorn Society from 1945-1949, being elected Federal president in 1951, and had been a member of the R.A.S. since 1922 and a council member since 1946.

Mr. Dugdale was recognised as one of the soundest judges of cattle in Australia and had judged at most Royal shows in Australia and also in New Zealand. His interest in cattle breeding began at the age of 20, and on his father's death in 1923 he took over the family property at Staughton Vale, Vic., as well as the management of the Merrimu stud. He established his own Banool stud in 1940, and after the dispersal of Merrimu in 1945 transferred Banool to Staughton Vale. He later moved to Cooring Yering, at Lilydale, and then to Noorilim. A number of champions at both Melbourne and Sydney Royal Shows came from the Banool stud.

Mr. Dugdale, who was aged 60, is survived by a widow, a son, Charles, who was a partner in the Banool stud, and three daughters.

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Lawrence Dugdale, n.d.

Lawrence Dugdale, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 September 1957