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Edward James Lowe (?–1922)

Edward Lowe, n.d.

Edward Lowe, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1922

The late Edward James Lowe, of Birriwa Homestead, Birriwa, N.S.W., was the second son of the late William Willard Lowe, of Eurunderie, Mudgee, and the grandson of Robert Lowe, who came to Australia in 1813 with personal letters to Governor Macquarie. His great grandfather on his mother's side was the late Lieut. William Lawson, the explorer. Mr. Lowe entered a surveyor's office at an early age, and later the service of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, under the late Beauchamp Stacy at Mudgee. While yet in his early twenties he was made manager of this bank at Wellington, and afterwards at Coolah and Chatsworth Island, on the River Clarence. In 1882 he married the second daughter of the late Duncan McMaster, and soon afterwards started life as a grazier at Birriwa, where he lived during the last forty years of his life. Mr. Lowe also owned Myall Plains, Bolaro and Tucklan.

He was a man who took a keen interest in the affairs, of the day, and of his district in particular, a sound churchman and a representative at the Bathurst Synod for many years. He was president of the Wyaldra Shire from its inception until 1920, and also president of the Bligh Amateur Racing Club for some years. He retired from active life on the land in 1920, when he, with Mrs. Lowe, took a trip to England.

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Edward Lowe, n.d.

Edward Lowe, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1922

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New South Wales, Australia

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