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Louis Herman Monod (1893–1956)

Louis Monod, n.d.

Louis Monod, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 15 October 1955

Mr. Louis Herman Monod, O.B.E., who was associated with the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria for 40 years and its secretary and chief executive officer from 1932 to 1953, died in Melbourne on 5th January 1957 at the age of 64. He was also a member of the Victorian Trotting Control Board for many years, and it was at a trotting meeting at the Melbourne Showgrounds that he collapsed on the night before his death.

Mr. Monod was an extremely energetic and capable administrator, who did not spare himself in fostering progress of the Royal Agricultural Society. During each Royal Show period he worked very long hours attending to the many details inseparable from show organisation, and it is likely that his conscientious labours and high sense of duty contributed to his comparatively early death. He had his reward in seeing great expansion of the society's activities during his term of office, but following an illness he announced his retirement as secretary in 1953 shortly after a trip to Britain and the Continent. In 1951 he was created an officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to agriculture.

Besides being responsible for organising the annual Melbourne Royal Show, Mr. Monod took a keen interest in stud stock society work. He showed an aptitude for pedigree recording and classification, and his close attention to detail was of great assistance to stud breeders. For many years, in conjunction with the activities of the R.A.S., he acted as secretary of Federal organisations and Victorian State branches of sheep, cattle, and other stud stock societies, and was recognised as one of the most efficient specialists in this important field.

Mr. Monod's wife, Florence, who also played a prominent part in organising sections of the Melbourne Royal Show, died in 1948, and there were no children.

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Louis Monod, n.d.

Louis Monod, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 15 October 1955