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James Forrest Fowler (1864–1954)

Mr. James Forrest Fowler, member of a pioneering South-West family, died last night in the St. John of God Hospital, Subiaco. He was aged 90.

Born in Belvedere in 1864, he went to Preston with his parents at the age of seven.

Later he took up and farmed large areas in Preston Valley.

Mr. Fowler bought Congeling Park in 1926 and pioneered there the culture of clover seed.

This made possible the early development of pastures and land.

In 1939 Mr. Fowler retired to Dalkeith but he continued to take a keen interest in farming.

His wife died four years before him, leaving four children.

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'Fowler, James Forrest (1864–1954)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 June 2024.

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia


26 February, 1954 (aged ~ 90)
Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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