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Rupert Granville Kiddle (1880–1942)


Mr. Rupert Granville Kiddle, of Lancell rd, Toorak, one of the best known pastoralists in Victoria and NSW, died suddenly on Saturday morning. He was 62. Mr Kiddle was a son of the late Mr Lewis Kiddle, well-known station owner in Riverina, and a brother of Mr J. Beacham Kiddle, solicitor, of Melbourne.

He was educated at Cumloden and Melbourne Grammar School. After leaving school he went on to the family station at Steam Plains, Deniliquin (NSW). He had business experience with a well-known Melbourne firm and gained proficiency in wool-classing. Later he became manager and subsequently owner of his father's property, Carabost. He was a director of West Queensland Pastoral Co, which owns Burenda station, Charleville. For 18 years he was a councillor of Kyeamba Shire Council and twice president.

In 1912 he married Ethel Beatrice, daughter of the late Mr C. J. Ham, MLC. She predeceased him. He was captain and a member of the council of Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and a member of Barwon Heads. He was also a member of the LTA and of Riverina and Wagga clubs. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

The funeral will leave his residence at 2.30 this afternoon for Springvale Crematorium. B. Matthews, South Yarra, have charge of the arrangements.

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