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Stuart, J. W. (1835–1899)

We regret to record the death of Mr. J. W. Stuart, pastoral inspector of the South Australian Land and Mortgage Company, which took place at Hamilton Downs, Queensland, last month. Mr. Stuart was born at Inverness, Scotland, in 1835, and came to Queensland when about twenty years of age, settling at Messrs. Lawson Bros.' station, Boondooma, in the Burnett district. After a few years' "colonial experience" there he went out exploring new country with the late Mr. William Landsborough, and took up Oxford Downs Station, which he worked in partnership with Messrs. Lawson Bros. Having spent several years in pioneering there, Mr. Stuart returned to Boondooma, and joined Mr. Alick Lawson in that property. Some years later he gave up pastoral pursuits and began sugar growing at Mackay, being one of the pioneers of that district. He soon, however, returned to pastoral work again, and accepted the position of manager of Malvern Hills, on the Barcoo, for Messrs. Graham and Williams, remaining there until he was appointed pastoral inspector for the South Australian Land Mortgage and Agency Company. Mr. Stuart was greatly respected by all who knew him, and will be much missed.

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