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Alexander Frederick (Fred) Glennie (1849–1922)

Alexander Glennie, n.d.

Alexander Glennie, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1923

Mr. Alexander Frederick (Fred) Glennie, one of the oldest and best known residents of the Moree district, N.S.W., died at his residence, Yarraman, Moree, on 19th December last, the cause of death being pneumonia.

Born at Singleton, N.S.W., in 1849, he was the fourth son of the late Dr. Glennie of that town. At the age of sixteen he started out to make his way in life, and went to the Warialda district, in the north-west of N.S.W., going from there in 1867 to Winton Station, in the Goondiwindi district, Queensland, then owned by Wyndham Bros. From that period until 1882 he followed station life in the Goondiwindi and Warialda districts, and in the latter year, in conjunction with his younger brother, the late Mr. C. E. Glennie, settled in Moree, and established the firm of F. and C. Glennie, stock and station agents. Two years later Mr. A. A. Glennie, another brother, joined the firm, which was then known as F., C. and A. Glennie. A few years after this Mr. C. E. Glennie withdrew from the partnership and established himself at Glen Innes, the other two brothers carrying on as F. and A. Glennie, under which name the business still exists.

In 1908 both Mr. A. F. and Mr. A. A. Glennie retired from the agency business (which was acquired by Mr. F. T. Glennie, son of Mr. A. F. Glennie), but continued their grazing interests under the name of Glennie Bros., in the management of which Mr. A. F. Glennie took an active part. At the time of his death Mr. A. F. Glennie was associated with his brother in the following properties:—Yarraman, Norwood, Tononga, and Bonanga, in the Moree district, Killalah, in the Warialda district, and Ogilvy, in the Goondiwindi district.

In his younger days Mr. Glennie was an expert horseman and an accomplished amateur rider, having many successes in the saddle in the early days of the Inverell Picnic Race Club. He took a keen interest in horse breeding, and the firm of Glennie Bros, has exhibited largely in the horse sections at the Moree show for many years.

His wife predeceased him in January last. He leaves a family of two sons, F. Alex. Glennie, Koramba, Boomi, and Frank T. Glennie, Moree, and one daughter, Mrs. H. H. R. Broughton, Charters Towers, Queensland, and nine grandchildren.

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Alexander Glennie, n.d.

Alexander Glennie, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1923