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John A. Thom (?–1924)

The death of Mr. John A. Thom, of Yarrawonga, Victoria, has removed a very popular figure from Victorian country circles.

The late Mr. Thom was born on his father's estate, Ercildoune, Burrumbeet, Vic., and at the age of ten years he went with his parents to Burramine, in the north-east of the State. After spending twelve months in Western Australia, he returned, to the eastern States and eventually settled at Burramine, and later on at Yarrawonga.

The deceased was one of the founders of Messrs. McPherson, Thom and Co., the well-known auctioneering and stock and station business, of which he was a director until about 18 months ago, when he retired, so as to be able to devote all his attention to assisting his two sons, who have taken farming life. The late Mr. Thom's fine personality— his kindness and good fellowship—added to his perfect loyalty to his friends, made him very widely loved and respected.

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