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William Durward (1866–1932)

Mr. William Durward, who died at his home at the Kuitpo Forest, was born at Penwortham on September 8, 1866. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Milne Durward, of Aberdeen, Scotland. He was educated at the Clare Public School, and entered the Woods and Forests Department at the age of 16 years, and remained in the department (with the exception of 12 months) until the date of his death. He was at Wirrabara Forest until 1899, when he was transferred to Meadows South, to take charge as forester at the Kuitpo Forest Reserve. He had been 33 years at Kuitpo, where he pioneered the Kuitpo Forest. He married in 1889 Miss Agnes Holloway, seventh daughter of William R. Holloway, late of England. He leaves a wife, two sons, Desmond William Durward, of Prospect, Milne Level Durward, of Yongala; and one daughter, Miss Gladys Durward of Sydney, N.S.W. The interment took place in the North Road Cemetery.

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8 September, 1866
Penwortham, South Australia, Australia


25 November, 1932 (aged 66)
Meadows, South Australia, Australia

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