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Musson, Claude (1861–1916)

Claude Musson, n.d.

Claude Musson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 April 1916

There died recently in Brisbane in the person of Mr. Claude Musson one of the notabilities of Australia. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that every pastoralist in Queensland and a very large number in the other States, especially those who visited Brisbane, knew Claude Musson. He was a man of cheery good nature, nothing was too much trouble for him, and he had an exceedingly wide knowledge of the Queensland pastoral industry.

He was born at St. Kilda, Victoria, in 1861, was educated at the Sydney Grammar School, and in 1882 went to Rockhampton, Queensland, for Messrs. McDermott, Laughlan and Scarr, stock and station agents. He returned to Brisbane in 1886, and opened business as a stock and station agent on his own account. During the shearing strike in 1891, Mr. Musson was one of the special constables that spent several months in the central districts of Queensland.

He was also one of the founders of the Brisbane Polo Club (acting as hon. secretary for about fifteen years), the first secretary of the Queensland Meat Export Company, and one of the oldest members of the Queensland Turf Club. Mr. Musson also acted for many years as the Pastoral Review's representative in Brisbane. His death has created a big gap in Queensland circles, and his cheery presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Claude Musson, n.d.

Claude Musson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 April 1916