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Peter Stuckey Mitchell (1854–1921)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Peter Stuckey Mitchell, the well-known grazier, of Bringenbrong, Upper Murray, died in a private hospital in Sydney yesterday. He and Mrs. Mitchell were visiting Sydney on their return from America; and on Sunday he suddenly collapsed from cerebral haemorrhage.

Mr. Mitchell spent almost the whole of his life in the Upper Murray, though of late years, owing principally to ill-health, he had travelled a good deal. Bringenbrong, with its fine land and excellent fattening paddocks, is well known to all those interested in stock, and its situation in the picturesque Upper Murray district, with its beautiful scenery and abundant streams, including the swampy plain, and Murray rivers, adds to its attractiveness. Here for many years Mr. Mitchell resided, for a great part of the time carrying on business with his brother, the late Mr. Walter Mitchell, under the name of P. and W. Mitchell. In addition to their pastoral pursuits, the brothers were interested in racing, the firm owning and racing such fine animals as Trafalgar, Gillamatong, Dyed Garments, and numerous others. Mr. Peter Mitchell's knowledge of the stud book was perhaps unsurpassed and extraordinarily accurate. He was also keenly interested in literature and art. The Australian blacks had a warm place in his affections, and his knowledge of their language, in common with his uncles, Mr. James Mitchell, of Table Top, and Mr. John Mitchell, of Ravensloe (the latter of whom has written a dictionary on the subject), was very great.

The funeral, which will be of a private character, will take place at Waverley cemetery at 3.30 p.m. to-day.

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