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Thomas D. Rogers (?–1922)

Thomas Rogers, n.d.

Thomas Rogers, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 March 1922

The late Thomas D. Roger , who died at Huon, Gerogery, N.S.W., on the 2nd February last, was the second son of Patrick Rogers, of Ulamambri Station, Coonabarabran. He was educated at St. Ignatius College, where he was distinguished as a crack rifle shot and footballer, and was stroke of the winning crew at the annual regatta.

After completing his education he took over the management of Ulamambri for Rogers Bros. This station he managed successfully for twenty years, and increased the flock yield from 6 lbs. to 9 lbs. of wool. After dissolution of the firm and sale of Ulamambri, he formed the Ruthven Pastoral Company, and bought Ruthven, near Isisford, Queensland, with 114,000 sheep, which station he looked after as managing director for several years, and sold out in 1914 at a considerable profit.

In 1915 he purchased Fordwich Estate, near Singleton, N.S.W., and Abingdon Downs, N.Q., with 10,000 cattle, which property he held in partnership with Mr. McDowall at his death, when he was also interested in Huon Estate, Gerogery. Mr. Rogers was well known throughout New South Wales and Queensland stock circles as an expert sheep man. His straightforwardness, combined with a bright and genial disposition, made him universally liked. He was that rare type whom every acquaintance, whether of high or low degree, claimed as a friend, and his death is genuinely deplored by all who knew him, especially in his old district of Coonabarabran, where he will ever be remembered with affection and respect.

Mr. Rogers was a member of the Queensland Club, Brisbane, and Warrigal Club, Sydney, and also of the A.J.C. He was a horse lover, and raced successfully at Coonabarabran and Longreach picnic race meetings, as well as at Randwick. He married Miss M. May-Steers, of Yuggel, Coonabarabran, and leaves surviving him his widow and four children; also four brothers, Messrs. J. P. Rogers, of Redfield, Goondiwindi, Q.; W. Rogers, of Taldora, Q.; P. E. Rogers, solicitor, Coonabarabran and A. P. Rogers, of Glen Innes, N.S.W.

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Thomas Rogers, n.d.

Thomas Rogers, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 March 1922