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Wauch, R. A. (1833–1923)

R. A. Wauch, n.d.

R. A. Wauch, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 May 1923

The death of Mr. R. A. Wauch on the 14th of February removes another of Australia's pioneers. He was born at Trinity, near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1833, and came out to this country when a boy of four years of age with his parents. His father was the late Captain Wauch, of the 48th Foot, who, with other military men, settled at Port Macquarie, N.S.W., and later acquired the land which is still known as Wauchope.

Mr. Wauch and his brother, Alfred (who predeceased him some years), became actively engaged in pastoral pursuits, and subsequently went to New England, N.S.W., when they became owners of the well-known station Branga Park, Walcha, which has been over sixty years in the possession of the family. It is now owned by his three sons, Arthur, Hugh and Ralph. He leaves also two daughters, Mrs. Antill and Mrs. Johnston. He was buried in the family's private cemetery at Branga Park.

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R. A. Wauch, n.d.

R. A. Wauch, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 May 1923