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Francis John Stewart (1870–1958)

Mr. Francis John Stewart, of Bygoo Station, Ardlethan, N.S.W., one of the original pioneers of that district, died at Temora, N.S.W., last month in his 89th year. He was born at Ballarat, Vic., and, with his parents, went to Bygoo in 1874. When his mother and father died Bygoo was divided between members of the family and the late Mr. F. J. Stewart named his portion Fairfield. He resided there until about 12 years ago, when he retired to live at Temora, and on Fairfield he built up an excellent flock of Merino sheep.

Mr. Stewart took an active interest in a wide range of local affairs and was a life member of the Ardlethan Show Society, of which he had been a committee man for many years. He was twice married and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Thea Stewart, and one daughter and three sons.

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'Stewart, Francis John (1870–1958)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stewart-francis-john-937/text938, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1870
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Death

April, 1958 (aged ~ 88)
Temora, New South Wales, Australia

Occupation