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Oswald J. Quinn (1880–1920)

Oswald Quinn, n.d.

Oswald Quinn, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1921

The death of Mr. Oswald J. Quinn, manager of Wave Hill Station, Northern Territory, which took place on the 3rd December, removes a highly respected and very popular man from pastoral circles. The son of the late Mr. James Quinn, of Yarraldool Station, N.S.W., he was born on that property in 1880. He took up pastoral pursuits at an early age, and his first responsible appointment was when he was appointed overseer at Auburn Station in the Burnett district, Queensland, and later on became manager of that station, a position he held for about twelve years.

In 1915 he was appointed to the management of Ord River Station, in the Northern Territory, by the owners, Messrs. Vestey Brothers. In 1916 he enlisted with the A.I.F. Field Artillery Brigade, and spent three years in the firing line, where he was twice wounded and also severely gassed.

Upon his return to Australia he again entered Messrs. Vestey Brothers' service, and was appointed to the managership of Flora Valley Station, and later on managed Wave Hill Station until his death, which resulted from malarial fever and complications arising from the effects of gas.

Mr. Quinn was made a Justice of the Peace for the Northern Territory.

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Oswald Quinn, n.d.

Oswald Quinn, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 February 1921