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William Joseph Kable (1835–1914)

The late Mr. William Joseph Kable, 79 years of age, who died last Wednesday at his late residence at Kent-road, Wooloowin, was born in Bathurst, N.S.W., in 1835. While yet in his teens he followed the gold rush to the Yuron and Ballarat fields. In 1852 he decided to try Queensland, and came to Redbank Station on the Burnett. After some years there he removed to Cracow and Gyrandah stations, on the Dawson. In 1869 he travelled to Corio station, on the Comet, and stocked that station with sheep. His previous ventures had been with cattle. A very few years of the Comet satisfied him, and he turned his attention to the Dawson, reverting to cattle, and also taking up horse breeding. In the early eighties the late Mr. Kable took up Lilyvale station, and his family took up their residence in Taroom township. He made extensive purchases of blood stock in Sydney, but in 1893 left Lilyvale station, the heavy losses of stock and horses in the 1893 flood having disheartened him. He had since resided in Brisbane. After his arrival in the metropolis he took a deep interest in the hospitals, and for a year acted as secretary to the Hospitals Aid Association. In 1858 the late Mr. Kable married a daughter of the late Mr. John Ross, of Redbank station. His widow and a family of four (one son and three daughters) survive him.

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6 April, 1835
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia


11 November, 1914 (aged 79)
Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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