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Fenwicke, Frederick Collingwood (1860–1921)

Frederick Fenwicke, n.d.

Frederick Fenwicke, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 November 1921

The sudden death, which occurred at Quirindi, N.S.W., on the 27th ultimo, of Mr. Frederick Collingwood Fenwicke, removes a very prominent pastoral identity from that district.

Born in 1860, his death took place at the comparatively early age of 61 years. After leaving school, Mr. Fenwicke gained his first pastoral experience at Europambela, in the Walcha district, a property owned by his father, the late Mr. C. D. Fenwicke. One incident in connection with his early career at Europambela was rather a memorable one. He was sent with a large mob of horses to Central Queensland at the time of a severe drought. The trip occupied two years, and when they reached their destination they were sold in Rockhampton at very high prices.

A few years later he acquired a pastoral property in conjunction with the late Mr. David Denne, his interest in which he sold later on to Mr. Denne, and purchased Menedebri, but ultimately disposed of it owing to the severe drought and the losses he had sustained.

For a few years he managed Bergen-op-Zoom, near Walcha, and then in conjunction with Mr. A. S. Gill, he founded the firm of Fenwicke and Gill, stock and station agents, Walcha, with which he was connected until he accepted the managership of Orandumbie Station, owned by the New Zealand and Australian Land Company Limited, a position which he held until he was appointed by that company to the management of Walhallow Station upon the death of the former manager, the late Mr. F. J. Croaker.

Mr. Fenwicke was a man of interesting personality and very highly esteemed, and his death will be deeply felt by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Mr. Fenwicke's wife and two sons, Mr. Marley Fenwicke and Mr. Thomas Fenwicke, survive him.

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Frederick Fenwicke, n.d.

Frederick Fenwicke, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 November 1921