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Ellis, Thomas Chute (1848–1921)

Thomas Ellis, n.d.

Thomas Ellis, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1921

Thomas Chute Ellis, of Benara, Mt. Gambier, S.A., to whose death we referred last month, was the second son of the late Capt. Ellis, one of the early members of the old South Australian Provincial Council. He was born near Adelaide on the old Port Gawler and Hummocks Station, the property of his father, in 1848. He was educated at St. Peter's College, Adelaide, and the Charterhouse School, England.

In 1869 the late Mr. Ellis purchased Benara Station, and over his 51 years' residence there bred up a high-class flock of Corriedale sheep. He made frequent trips to New Zealand, and was interested with his brother, the late Chaloner C. Ellis, in Five Rivers Station, and on his own account in Mt. Nicholas, Lake Wakatipu, and several other hill runs. He was one of the foundation members of the Mt. Gambier Hunt Club (the most flourishing hunt in Australia outside the metropolitan clubs), and was for many years its president. He leaves a widow, three sons and one daughter (T. C. and W. N. C. Ellis, of Burrabogie and Eremeran Stations, N.S.W., H. C. Ellis, and Miss E. C. Ellis). Dr. J. C. Ellis, his third son, was killed at the war.

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Thomas Ellis, n.d.

Thomas Ellis, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1921