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Ferguson Simpson (1877–1954)

Ferguson Simpson, n.d.

Ferguson Simpson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 December 1954

The death of Mr. Ferguson Simpson, of Nowranie, Oaklands, N.S.W., occurred at Melbourne on 2nd July last, but he will be remembered as a noted grazier, horse-breeder, and sportsman of many years standing. The late Mr. Simpson, who was born on Nowranie over 77 years ago, was a son of George Ferguson Simpson, of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who first took up land at Melton and near Warrnambool, Vic., in the 1850's. Nowranie was acquired in 1870, and has remained in the Simpson family ever since.

After schooling at Toorak College and the Brighton Grammar School, the late Mr. Simpson gained his initial pastoral experience under his father at Nowranie. Later he managed the station in partnership with his brother George, but when the partnership was dissolved in 1903, conducted the management himself until 1940, when it was taken over by his eldest son, Mr. Lawrence A. Simpson. Although he had retired from active management, the deceased took a lively interest in the affairs of Nowranie until coming to live in Melbourne last year.

Some years ago the late Mr. Simpson was a leading breeder of Clydesdale horses, the sires being imported from Scotland. Horses from his stud took numerous prizes at shows in the Riverina and at Melbourne. He was a member of the Victoria Racing Club and the Lawn Tennis Association of Vic. He is survived by his widow, who lives with one daughter, Miss M. Simpson, at Armadale, Vic., another daughter, Mrs. F. Austin, of Goonambil, Corowa, N.S.W., and two sons, Messrs Lawrence A. Simpson, of Nowranie, and John C. Simpson, of Wangamong, Daysdale, N.S.W.

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Ferguson Simpson, n.d.

Ferguson Simpson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 December 1954

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1877
Oaklands, New South Wales, Australia

Death

2 July, 1954 (aged ~ 77)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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