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George Stoving (1855–1913)

George Stoving, n.d.

George Stoving, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 August 1913

Mr. George Stoving was born in Leipzig, and first came to this country in 1880 as one of the pioneers of the Continental branch of the wool trade. In 1882 he opened an office in Melbourne for Messrs. Wenz and Co., of Rheims, and was the first representative and attorney of the firm in Australia, and remained senior representative until his retirement in 1911. During the thirty years of Mr. Stoving's connection with Australian wool-buying the trade grew from very small proportions to its present enormous volume.

From the first he took kindly to Australia, and became exceedingly fond of it, particularly the country, and in the eighties he purchased 640 acres of forest land near Drouin, Gippsland, where the clearing and improvements, carried out under his own supervision, ultimately made his farm, known as "Yuulong," a beautiful feature in that part of the country. He had an exceptionally courteous and charming manner, and his vigorous intellect carried him into fields of art and literature for recreation and enjoyment.

In 1904 Mr. Stoving married the eldest daughter of Mr. Martin P. Blundell, and for the last few years they resided at their home, "Noel," Upper Macedon, where, on the 30th July, he passed away peacefully from heart failure.

For a few years prior to his death, Mr. Stoving acted as Imperial Consul for Austria-Hungary in Victoria and Tasmania.

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George Stoving, n.d.

George Stoving, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 August 1913

Life Summary [details]


Leipzig, Saxony, Germany


30 July, 1913 (aged ~ 58)
Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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