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George Augustus Mein (1822–1892)

Dr George Augustus Mein, of Falkenstein, East St. Kilda, who died on February 22, was a native of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, and took his degree at the University of Edinburgh in 1846. He visited Australia in 1853, but returned again almost immediately. In 1857 he came to Melbourne with his brother Pulteney, and purchased the Moolpa Station, Murrumbidgee district, New South Wales. In 1861 Dr. Mein went to England and married Miss Gibsone, of Pentone-house, Cumberland, bringing his bride out to Victoria. In 1878 he and his brother purchased Booroona, on the Barwon and Narran rivers, New South Wales. Beside the properties mentioned, he is part owner of the Gilmore and Herbert Downs Station, Queensland, as well as of Turiroa and Woodslee Downs, New South Wales [ie. New Zealand]. Dr. Mein leaves a widow and a family of five, two sons aged 12 and 16, and two married daughters, Mrs. Leishman and Mrs. Cox, and one unmarried daughter, Miss Annie Mein.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Riverina Recorder (Balranald, NSW), 13 July 1892, p 3

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'Mein, George Augustus (1822–1892)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


27 December, 1822
Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland


22 February, 1892 (aged 69)
St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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