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Fairbairn, George (1858–1913)

George Fairbairn, n.d.

George Fairbairn, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1913

George Fairbairn, late manager of Warrah Station, Willow Tree, N.S.W., the property of the Australian Agricultural Company, died suddenly in Sydney on the 5th inst., aged 65 years. Born in Western Australia, he came to New South Wales in 1864, and gained experience in pastoral life with the late Mr. F. R. White, of Harben Vale, where for three years he was in charge of Mr. White's Timor Station. Being offered a position as overseer at Warrah, he went there in 1870, so was in the service of the company for over forty years. At that time fencing was almost unknown, there being not even a boundary fence round the station. What sheep there were on the place were all shepherded, and they had to travel long distances to water in many cases. In 1880 Mr. Fairbairn succeeded Mr. Richard Hudson as manager. His wide knowledge of stock, both sheep and cattle, has in the past been of inestimable value to the company, and his straight dealing and kindly hospitality made him widely known and respected throughout his district.

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George Fairbairn, n.d.

George Fairbairn, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1913