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Robert Laurie (1859–1941)

After being an inmate of the Armidale Hospital for the past two months, the death occurred on Monday night, February 3rd, 1941, of Mr. Robert Laurie, aged 83 years.

The late Mr. Laurie was a man who, by his cheery and kindly disposition, made many friends. He formerly owned Kangaroo Flat Station, in the Walcha district, and later was the owner of town property in Walcha. He was recognised as an authority on stock, and besides being a good horse man in his younger days, was also horse judge at many P. and A. Shows in various parts of the State. He also controlled the destinies of the hotel at Wollomombi for some time.

Mr. Laurie was well known and respected in Northern and Coastal towns, most of which he visited during his stock dealing and other transactions. His wife predeceased him 12 months ago, and he is survived by two daughters in Mrs. J. Suters (Wauchope), Mrs. Wilkinson (England), and sons T. J. Laurie (Sydney), A. T. Laurie (Wauchope), James Laurie (Walcha), Bert Laurie (Nowendoc), and one brother, Joseph (Camden Haven).

The funeral took place at the Presbyterian cemetery, Armidale, last Tuesday. Deceased was a native of Gloucester, and a member of the third generation of one of the oldest families in the Commonwealth. : —'Walcha News.'

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'Laurie, Robert (1859–1941)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


8 April, 1859
Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia


4 February, 1941 (aged 81)
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

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