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John Knox Ross (1890–1934)

Mr John Knox Ross, a well-known grazier and breeder of stud sheep, and noted throughout Australia as a member of the famous Harden team of polo players, died yesterday in a private hospital in Sydney after an illness of several months. Mr Knox Ross was one of an outstanding trio of brothers in a polo team that won matches on most of the principal grounds of Australia, and for a time was considered invincible in Dudley Cup tournaments. Originally he played in the No. 1 position, but later developed into a brilliant, accurate hitter No. 2, and was regarded as one of the soundest players in the game. He was always superbly mounted, and revelled in a hard game. Mr. W. F. Ross, M.L.A. for Cootamundra, is a brother.

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1 February, 1890


14 September, 1934 (aged 44)
Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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