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James P. Hearn (1875–1951)

James Hearn, n.d.

James Hearn, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 November 1951

Mr. J. P. Hearn, who died on 27th July at the age of 76, was a former well-known pastoralist in southern Riverina, N.S.W.

A son of the late Mr. James Hearn, he was born at Essendon, Vic., and educated at Carlton College before going to Moira Station, N.S.W., in 1891 as a jackeroo. He later became overseer of that property, but left in 1897 to join the staff of Goldsbrough, Mort and Co. Ltd., where he stayed for four years.

In 1901 Mr. Hearn took over the management of his father's property, Restdown, at Rochester, Vic., and remained there until it was subdivided for closer settlement in 1905. He purchased Tillara in the Balranald district, N.S.W., in 1908 and held that property for 30 years until he disposed of it and acquired Yambacoona, at Gunbower, Vic., where he realised his life's ambition in the establishment of a good comeback flock.

The late Mr. Hearn was a former chairman of the Balranald district P.P. Board and local member of the council of the Graziers' Association of Southern Riverina for many years, in his young days he was a keen member of the Oaklands Hunt Club, taking his father's place on the committee, and was at one time deputy master. He is survived by two sons, James and Robert, and one daughter.

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James Hearn, n.d.

James Hearn, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 November 1951