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Robert Bruce (Bob) Ronald (1888–1956)

R. Ronald, n.d.

R. Ronald, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, February 1957

Mr. Robert Ronald, elder brother of Ronald Bros., well known and respected owners of Nap Nap Station, on the Murrumbidgee, near Hay, N.S.W., died in the Hay hospital on 1st December at the age of 68.

A gallant 6th Light Horseman of the First World War, he suffered from all that war means, being wounded at Gallipoli, and again on the Desert, where he was awarded the M.C. He worked on his station for just as long as he could and served the public for 28 years as a councillor of the shire, as well as on the council of the Graziers' Association for Southern Riverina.

Mr. Ronald was educated at Geelong Grammar School and jackerooed on Angledool, as well as on other stations owned by the A.M.L. and F. Company. He enlisted in 1914, and after the war returned to Nap Nap.

He was intensely interested in Riverina history and had he lived his records would have been published in book form. Several of his articles on the pioneering days appeared in the Pastoral Review from time to time.

Mr. Ronald is survived by his widow and two sons, Wilson and Hugh, to whom much sympathy is expressed.

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R. Ronald, n.d.

R. Ronald, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, February 1957

Life Summary [details]


5 May, 1888
Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


1 December, 1956 (aged 68)
Hay, New South Wales, Australia

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