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Sanderson, William (1864–1900)

William Sanderson, n.d

William Sanderson, n.d

from Australasian Pastoralists' Review, 15 October 1900

Many Victorian and Riverina pastoralists and others connected with the pastoral industry will have learnt with regret of the death, through a gun accident in England, of Mr. William Sanderson, at the early age of thirty-six.

Mr. William Sanderson, who was born in Melbourne, was the eldest son of Mr. John Sanderson, of Buller's, Wood, Chislehurst, Kent, one of the early Victorian pioneers, and was educated at Harrow School, England. He came back to the colonies in 1885, and ever since then had been actively engaged in the business of the firms in which he had for years past been a partner, viz., John Sanderson and Co., Melbourne and Sydney; Sanderson, Murray and Co., London; and Murray, Roberts, and Co., of New Zealand. He was also a partner in Brie Brie Station, Western Victoria.

The life of a partner in an established business does not present many features for public notice, but Mr. William Sanderson in all things maintained the honourable traditions of his firm, and his kindly nature made him much liked by all who knew him. In 1896 he went home to attend to the business in London, but as recently as last summer he paid a short visit to the colonies. We may be allowed to mention that he went out of his way to do several kindly services towards the establishment of the Pastoralists' Review. It is to be regretted that he should have been taken away just when the training he had received and experience he had acquired were beginning to bear their full fruit.

Particulars of the gun accident have not yet reached Australia, but the cable message states that his death was painless.

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William Sanderson, n.d

William Sanderson, n.d

from Australasian Pastoralists' Review, 15 October 1900