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John Simson (1823–1896)

Mr. John Simson, well known in connection with Australian pastoral pursuits, expired at his residence, Trawalla, Toorak, aged 73 years. The deceased gentleman came to Victoria from Fifeshire, Scotland, early in the fifties, and at once embarked in pastoral pursuits in partnership with Mr. Thomas Russell, brother of the late Mr. Philip Russell, of Carngham, taking up station property near Ballarat. Subsequently, when the partnership terminated, Mr. John Simson became the owner of Trawalla station, near Ballarat. He took a deep interest in sheep-breeding, and was one of the best known pastoralists in Australia. At the time of his death he was the owner of Gurley station, in the Liverpool Plains district, New England. He married Miss Luke, a Fifeshire lady, who survives him, and he has left four daughters and one son.

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Fife, Scotland


29 March, 1896 (aged ~ 73)
Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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