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Simpson, George Ferguson (?–1896)

Mr. G. F. Simpson, the senior partner of the Nowranie Station proprietary, was drowned when crossing Gun Swamp Creek, between Gun Swamp Station and Myall Plains. Deceased had been to a sale at Myall Plains, and had crossed the creek to inspect some cattle on his own run. In returning, he drove into a waterhole in the middle of the creek. A young man named Colley who accompanied him escaped, although he could not swim. It is believed that Mr. Simpson tried to free the horses whilst they were stuck, and must have fallen between them, as his body was lying across the surcingle bars. Deceased was highly respected, and was generally recognised as one of the straightest business men in the Riverina."

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'Simpson, George Ferguson (?–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/simpson-george-ferguson-909/text910, accessed 24 April 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Death

1896
New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

drowned

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