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Norton, Edward (1832–1914)

Edward Norton, n.d.

Edward Norton, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1914

The death of Mr. Edward Norton, of Tiara, Walcha, N.S.W. removes one of the oldest identities of New England. When he first arrived at Tiara, in 1853, the district was still practically untouched by the hand of man. One could ride for hundreds of miles without seeing any sign or trace of civilisation. The only indications of mankind were rude shepherds' huts and roughly-constructed sheepfolds.

In 1857, Tiara became the property of the late Mr. Edward Norton and his brother, the Hon. A. Norton, but the latter some years later sold out to his partner, and went to live in Queensland. Mr. Edward Norton was now sole owner of the property, and it remained in his possession until the time of his death.

Although he originally went to Tiara owing to his delicate state of health, Mr. Norton lived to a good old age—82, having been born in Sydney in 1832. His father, the late Hon. James Norton, M.L.C., was a well-known solicitor and a very old identity of Sydney, as well as a large property owner. His son Edward was educated at various schools, the first being Cape's School, Edgecliff Road, Sydney, and later on he went to King's School.

After completing his education, he was articled to his father with the object of studying for the law, but, as already stated, owing to indifferent health he was sent to Tiara to live a country life.

He married Miss Alice Ann Wilkinson, and leaves eight sons, all engaged in pastoral pursuits, and three daughters.

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Additional Resources

  • 'Tiara', Pastoralists' Review, 13 April 1911, pp 139-42 (pdf)

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