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Ibbott, John Augustus (Jack) (1847–1923)

by Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh

"Jack" Ibbott's name has been a household word in the Coonamble district for over half a century. His genial and friendly disposition made him a general favourite. He was the soul of honour—Jack Ibbott's word was his bond. All his life he was engaged in pastoral business. He was a first-class judge of stock, more especially of cattle, and he loved a good horse.

Mr. Ibbott was born in Tasmania in 1847, and was the son of John Ibbott, of Ibbot Vale, of Bothwell. He was educated at Horton College, near Launceston, and qualified as a surveyor. However, he came over to New South Wales in the drought year of 1869, and after two years on the land in the Deniliquin district, he accepted the management of Bundy, near Coonamble, in 1871.

In 1882 he purchased Pier Pier Station, also in the Coonamble district, after having married Miss Helman, of Mudgee, in 1878, in which year I first met him. Having sold Pier Pier, Mr. Ibbott settled down in 1903 at Thurloo with his family of two daughters and five sons, who all survive him.

I have lost a much loved and greatly valued friend and neighbour; his loss will be keenly felt by all who knew him. 

Mr. Ibbott died suddenly of heart failure in a private hospital in Sydney on the 18th of March last.

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Citation details

Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh, 'Ibbott, John Augustus (Jack) (1847–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 10 August 2022.

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