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John Mair (1855–1923)

Mr. John Mair, regarding whose death a note appeared in our last issue, was born in London in 1855, and came to Australia with his father, the late Mr. George C. Mair. He was educated in Flinders College, Geelong, Vic., and afterwards went to Melbourne, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1892 he was appointed secretary to the Pastoralists' Association of Victoria, which included pastoralists of southern Riverina. He filled the position until 1902, when he received an invitation to fill the position of general secretary of the Pastoralists' Union of New South Wales.

In 1915 Mr. Mair was appointed manager for New South Wales of the Union Trustee Company of Australia Limited, from which position he retired owing to failing health, and was given a seat on the board of directors, which he held at the time of his death. Mr. Mair was one of the founders of the Employers' Union of Victoria, and for a time occupied the position of president of that body. He was also a member of the council of the Employers' Federation of New South Wales.

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London, Middlesex, England


December, 1923 (aged ~ 68)

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