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Leonard Campbell (Leo) Row (?–1896)

Mr. Leonard Campbell Row died at Melbourne, on the 12th ult. under painful circumstances. The deceased gentleman was the second son of Mr. Edward Row; both were widely respected and esteemed in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. Few people, indeed, were better known among pastoralists and wool-producers. Mr. Row combined the rare qualities of an admirable sheep-classer with that of a thoroughly competent wool-sorter, and his opinions on sheep and wool were highly valued. He was a most industrious, hardworking, honourable man, and his welcome personality will be deeply regretted and missed. For many years he suffered a great deal from an unfortunate accident to the knee-cap, contracted when a boy. He underwent hard work uncomplainingly under this severe disability, unknown to many of his friends and acquaintances. After six weeks of suffering, amputation of the leg was ordered, mortification rapidly set in, and in about five hours he died. Recently Mr. Row had gone into partnership at Dubbo, and acquired an interest in scouring works there. His future was hopeful, and he himself, a few weeks before his death, anticipated a speedy return to health and business. Squatters, bushmen, exhibitors at shows, shearers, and thousands of others, it is not too much to say, will sadly miss the kindly presence in years to come of Mr. Row.

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'Row, Leonard Campbell (Leo) (?–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/row-leonard-campbell-leo-880/text881, accessed 21 February 2024.

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