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Andrew Hermiston (1831–1912)

Andrew Hermiston, n.d.

Andrew Hermiston, n.d.

from Pastoralists' Review, 15 April 1912

The announcement of the death of Mr. Hermiston at the age of eighty-one was recorded in the last issue of the Review.

He was one of the oldest and best-known breeders of Lincoln sheep in Australia, having started his flock nearly 50 years ago, and for many years was a well-known figure at the Australian Sheepbreeders' and Melbourne Royal Shows, where he frequently exhibited with success. Of later years he has been content to rest on his laurels.

Mr. Hermiston was a native of Roxburgh, Scotland, and came to Australia early in the fifties. He was present at Ballarat during the Eureka Stockade troubles. Afterwards he settled at Evansford, where for many years he successfully carried on sheep-breeding, and latterly he has lived at Minto Park, Mansfield. He was a fine type of man, very optimistic and cheerful under all circumstances, characteristics which he carried right to the end through four years of suffering. He leaves a family of three, Mr. William Hermiston, who is carrying on the property, Mrs. Woods, of Alexandra, and Mrs. Naylor, of St. Kilda.

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Andrew Hermiston, n.d.

Andrew Hermiston, n.d.

from Pastoralists' Review, 15 April 1912