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Leslie Keamy (1885–1957)

Leslie Keamy, n.d.

Leslie Keamy, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 March 1957

Mr. Leslie Keamy, who died at sea on board the Arcadia between Fremantle and Adelaide on 12th February, was a well-known personality in Western Australia and a prominent stud sheep breeder, particularly of Merinos. He was born in Lebanon and came to Australia with his parents as a child.

As a young man Mr. Keamy opened a storekeeping business at Moora and later took up 500 acres of land at Watheroo. He cleared this area himself and developed it into a fine property of 15,000 acres known as Cardo. In addition, he held interests at Yarraquin and Austin Downs Stations at Cue. In 1917 Mr. Keamy founded the Cardo Merino stud with purchases from Koonoona, S. Aust., and the work he did in breeding stud Merinos, as well as Border Leicesters, was of State-wide value. It also did much to assist the development of the district, of which Moora is the centre.

Throughout his life Mr. Keamy made outstanding contributions to the development of the Midlands and to the pastoral holdings in which he was interested and he gave his full support to any movement for the progress and development of Western Australia.

Mr. Keamy, who was 72, leaves a widow, a son, and five daughters; in addition, he leaves a very wide circle of friends and business associates by whom he will be remembered with affection and respect.

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Leslie Keamy, n.d.

Leslie Keamy, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 March 1957

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12 February, 1957 (aged ~ 72)
at sea

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