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David Gibb (1851–1919)

David Gibb, n.d.

David Gibb, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 October 1919

By the death of Mr. David Gibb, who passed away on the 17th September, the Australian wool trade loses one of its oldest and most prominent members.

Mr. Gibb's father was a sheep farmer at Bridge of Dye, in Kincardineshire, Scotland, and Mr. Gibb spent his early days among sheep. He was educated in Aberdeen, and after a short period spent in Rangoon, reached Melbourne in 1876. He commenced business as a woolbuyer, and later on bought a wool scouring business. He was a prominent member of the Woolbuyers' Association, acting as a committeeman for many years, and at one time was chairman of the association.

In 1905, in conjunction with his brother, he purchased Cocketgedong Station, Urana, N.S.W., took a keen personal interest in building up the stud flock, and in 1909 retired from the wool business, and devoted himself to his pastoral interests.

At the time of his death he was a member of the Central Wool Committee, where his long experience, sound judgment, and sterling character were of particular value to his fellow woolgrowers.

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David Gibb, n.d.

David Gibb, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 October 1919

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7 May, 1851
Strachan, Kincardineshire, Scotland


17 September, 1919 (aged 68)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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