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Harry Richardson Pockley (1863–1926)

Harry Pockley, n.d.

Harry Pockley, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1926

Mr. Harry Richardson Pockley, who died at his residence, Beach House, Redcliffe, Q., on the 19th August, was a very well-known pastoralist, both in Queensland and New South Wales. Mr. Pockley was born at Pictonville, N.S.W., and his father, the late Captain Robert Pockley, was one of the best known sea captains in Sydney a decade ago, while his mother, who died last year, was Selina Antill, a daughter of the Major Antill who was Governor Macquarie's A.D.C.

After leaving the Sydney Grammar School, Mr. Pockley went as jackeroo to Mumblebone, Warren, N.S.W. He later managed stations for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, and became inspector of their pastoral properties in Queensland. He resigned his position to go to the South African war, where he held a commission in the New South Wales Bushmen's Contingent. Returning after the war, he married Miss Rosalie Parry-Okeden, daughter of Mr. W. E. Parry-Okeden, I.S.O., of Delamore, and lived at Minto, N.S.W., later on going to Roma Downs, in the Maranoa district, Q., where he resided for eighteen years. He was in partnership with the late Mr. C. S. King in Struan and Deepwater Stations, Roma.

The late Mr. Pockley was a member of the executive council of the United Graziers' Association of Queensland for many years, and will be greatly lamented in pastoral circles, both in that State and in New South Wales. The funeral took place at the Bulimba cemetery, and many relatives and old friends were at the graveside.

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