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Hawkins, Morris (1840–1916)

Morris Hawkins, n.d.

Morris Hawkins, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 January 1917

Reference was made last month to the death of Mr. Morris Hawkins, one of the oldest residents of Central Queensland.

He was born in Beeford, near Hull, England, and landed in Brisbane when twenty-one years of age, in 1861. He had thus been fifty-five years in Queensland, and half a century had been spent in the Central district, where he was well known and highly respected. For a number of years he filled the position of manager of Medway and Glendarriwell Stations, before he acquired, in conjunction with Mr. S. Hinton, of Springsure, Glenlee holding, thirty-two miles from Bogantungan, on the Central Railway. Afterwards the firm of Messrs. Hawkins and Hinton took up Ducabrook, twenty miles from the same township, and also Geera, near Blackwater, but in the disastrous drought of 1902 they lost all their stock, including 13,000 head of cattle. The greater portion of Ducabrook has since been resumed by the Government and taken up as grazing farms. One of these, known as Mowbray, was secured by Mr. Hawkins, and still belongs to the family.

The late Mr. Hawkins leaves a widow, six sons, and six daughters, three of the former being in the A.I.F.

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Morris Hawkins, n.d.

Morris Hawkins, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 January 1917