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Mant, George (1836–1913)

George Mant, n.d.

George Mant, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 March 1913

By the death of Mr. George Mant, sen., on his station, Gigoomgan, Tiaro, Q., last month, there was removed one of the early pioneers of the district. Born at Bombay in 1836, he thus lived to a good old age, being in his seventy-seventh year. After the completion of his education at Brighton, England, the late Mr. Mant, when twenty years old, emigrated to Australia, joining his uncle, Mr. Peter Anderson, who at that time was partnered with Mr. Leslie on Gigoomgan Station. Station life and management evidently suited him, for he made rapid advancement, and before long became the owner of the station, taking the Hon. H. S. Littleton into partnership with him during the sixties. However, he eventually repurchased his share, and has since lived at Gigoomgan as sole owner. In 1880 Mr Mant, with the Hon Littleton and Mr. Ewen, stocked Augustus Downs, on the Leichhardt River, the former riding from Townsville to that property in 125 days. Shorthorn cattle were a very successful breed in his hands, and he imported stock from 1865 onwards. Mr. Mant was connected with many public bodies of Maryborough and took a great interest in local government. He was married in 1861 to Miss Ellen Palmer, who survives him, and leaves a family of three sons and four daughters. One of the sons is in Brisbane, another is Financial Under-Secretary in the Punjaub Provinces, and the third is on Gigoomgan. A portrait will appear next month.

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George Mant, n.d.

George Mant, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 March 1913