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Charles Kilgour (1846–1920)

Charles Kilgour, n.d.

Charles Kilgour, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 August 1920

We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Charles Kilgour, who was a very well known figure in Sydney. For some years past he had lived at the Union Club, and was employed by many of the financial institutions to report on and value pastoral properties.

Born in Warwickshire, England, in the year 1846, he came to Australia about the year 1870, and proceeded to Queensland, where his brother, the late William Kilgour, was interested in the pastoral industry on Peak Downs. From there he took the management of Mooki Springs Station, Quirindi, N.S.W., for a bank, where he had very interesting experiences with the noted Hall family.

Later on Mr. Kilgour managed Tindarey Station, in the Cobar district, for the late C. A. Chesney, for years, and afterwards undertook the management of Mount Morris Station, in Southern Queensland, for Charles Frauenfelder and Co. After some time he returned to New South Wales, and put his practical experience of the pastoral industry at the disposal of the Government as an appraiser of some pastoral rents in the western division. Subsequently he took up the business of a sworn valuator and inspector of pastoral properties, which he carried on up to the time of his death.

His younger brother, Mr. Arthur Kilgour, who resides at Bowral, N.S.W., practised his profession as civil engineer in N.Z. for many years, and subsequently came to Australia and took up cattle grazing in Northern Queensland and the Northern Territory. Another brother, Colonel Harry Kilgour, commanding the 25th Devonshire Regiment, died in Egypt in 1915. He served under Lord Roberts in the Afghan campaign in 1878-80, when he was in the "Fighting Fifth,'' Northumberland Fusiliers. Another brother, Colonel Fred Kilgour, was also in the Indian Service. His brother, the late William Kilgour, was manager of Dalgety and Co. Limited, Sydney, from 1890 until his death in 1903.

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Charles Kilgour, n.d.

Charles Kilgour, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 August 1920

Life Summary [details]


Warwickshire, England


1920 (aged ~ 74)
New South Wales, Australia

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