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Thomas Joseph (Tom) Underwood (1845–1922)

from Armidale Chronicle

Mr. Thomas Underwood, a pioneer of Australian stock routes, died from pneumonia, at Mudgee, at the age of 76 years. He was born at Burwood, but Mudgee was his home for half a century.

As a young man he was associated with his brother, the late James Underwood, in stock-droving from Queensland cattle stations as far north as the Gulf country to the south of the continent. Together they pioneered many routes, and for many years they were well-known figures along the wild bush ways that led from the Never-Never country to civilisation—and to the markets.

"Tom Underwood," as he was affectionately called, was a popular figure wherever he moved, and there are many still in far distant places who will remember him and regret his demise.

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29 March, 1845
Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


22 August, 1922 (aged 77)
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia

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