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Frederick Arthur (Fred) Knight (1861–1932)



The death of Mr. Frederick Knight (aged 61 years), president of the Taxpayers' Association, occurred today with startling suddenness. He had attended the wedding of his wife's niece, Miss Marcery Falkiner, at Christ Church, South Yarra, and collapsed after the reception, dying almost immediately.

The late Mr. Knight was a member of the Stock Exchange from 1888 to 1895, when he became manager of the South Comongin station, near Charleville (Q.), and he became proprietor of the station in 1910. While there he founded the famous FF5 brand Shorthorn stud, which became known all over Australia. Mr. Knight sold the station in 1914, and returned to Melbourne, where he had many commercial interests. Mr. Knight was a generous subscriber to charities. He married Miss Emilie Adelaide Falkiner, the daughter of the late Mr. F. S. Falkiner, of Boonoke, Conargo (N.S.W.) and had one son, Mr. F. F. Knight, barrister, of Melbourne, and two daughters, Mrs. J. A. O'Brien, of Toorak, and Mrs. L. P. Samson, of Colombo.

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'Knight, Frederick Arthur (Fred) (1861–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 May 2024.

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