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Hewson, Falkiner Minchen (1862–1926)

Falkiner Hewson, n.d.

Falkiner Hewson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1926

There passed away on the 16th June Captain Falkiner Minchen Hewson, of Highfields Station, in the Augathella district, Queensland.

He was the son of Mr. William Minchen Hewson, of Finnge House, Kerry, Ireland, and was born in 1862. Upon the completion of his education and at the age of 19 years he migrated to Australia, and gained colonial experience on Tambo Station, Queensland, under Mr. Terrick Hamilton. In 1895 he purchased Highfields, which he made his home until his death. He also had Laguna Station, Augathella, and was associated with many interests both in Brisbane and England.

Although well over the age for active service, he offered his services, and as a Captain in the Transport Division in the British Army did useful work at the front all through the war. The late Capt. Hewson married Miss Dodd, of Melbourne. His elder son, on finishing his course at Cambridge, came out to Australia and assisted his father on Highfields Station. Mrs. Hewson, their daughter, and younger son, who is still at school, are living in London at Uplands, East Sheen. Mr. Frank Hewson, who lives in Sydney, and owns Talleyrand Station, Longreach, Queensland, is a brother of the late Capt. Hewson.

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Falkiner Hewson, n.d.

Falkiner Hewson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1926