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Fassifern Kent (1857–1918)

Fassifern Kent, n.d.

Fassifern Kent, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 October 1918

The late Fassifern Kent, who died at Gayndah on 21st August, was the second son of the late William Kent, of Jondaryan, Q., and was born at Fassifern on 29th July, 1857. His education began at Warwick, and later on he was at Bathurst (N.S.W.), Tasmania, and Wesley College. He spent his younger days at Euston, Toowoomba, and afterwards at Elystan, Sydney, first going to the Burnett District Queensland, in 1870, and spending a couple of years with his elder brother, William Kent, at Dalgangal. He visited England in 1882, and in 1884 took the management of Degilbo Station for the firm of Kent and Wienholt, retaining that position for twenty-one years, when the property was taken over for closer settlement. He then took up a grazing farm between Gayndah and Mt. Perry. In 1892 he married the second daughter of Richard Lawrence Murray, of Maryborough, the issue being one son and two daughters; the son is now serving in the A.I.F. in France.

The late Mr. Kent was a great athlete in his young days, winning trophies on the Sydney Cricket Ground for hurdles and pole jumping, and was also a good shot with the gun, for several seasons averaging a thousand quail a season. He was associated with the turf for thirty years, having won the Queensland Derby and three cups- the Prince of Wales Cup with Brise-des-Nuits in 1900, the Brisbane Cup (with gold cup presented by Francis Foy, of Sydney) with Curve in 1910, and the Queensland Derby and Cup with Signal Lamp in 1913.

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Fassifern Kent, n.d.

Fassifern Kent, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 October 1918