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John Hore (1813–1895)

Mr John Hore, one of the oldest Albury district pioneer settlers, died recently in Melbourne. The deceased was born in the year 1813, at Cow Pastures, near Sydney. He commenced life on his own account with a small station on the Monaro, but about sixty years ago came to this district and took up Bungil station, Upper Murray. He afterwards exchanged this property for Wagra station, to which he added by purchasing the adjoining properties of Talgarno, Cumberoona, and Bethanga. He also formed Tarrana station, on the Lower Murray. He subsequently sold most of these properties, retaining only a few thousand acres at Cumberoona. While actively engaged in squatting pursuits he was well known as an expert breeder of shorthorn cattle, and when, some twenty years ago, he gave up business, the sale of his herd attracted a large crowd of buyers from all parts of the colony. Since then he had lived in retirement in Melbourne. When the deceased first settled in Albury, drafts of fat cattle only realised £1 per head in Melbourne. A few years later the same class of stock averaged £17. Mr. Hore also paid some attention to horsebreeding, most of his stock being readily purchased as remounts for the Victorian police.

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