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John Waugh (1836–1922)

John Waugh, n.d.

John Waugh, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1922

By the death of Mr. John Waugh, which took place at Lindfield, Sydney, on the 29th August at the age of 86 years, a notable figure has been removed from the pastoral world of New South Wales.

Born at Wick, Caithness, Scotland, in 1836, he came out to Victoria in 1854, where he found employment with Mr. Robert Dun, Greenhills, Bacchus Marsh. Mr. Dun in 1856 purchased Boonoke Station, which was then a cattle run, and Mr. Waugh went there. Whilst he was there Boonoke was converted into a sheep station. His next appointment was at Yanco, a property owned by Messrs. Wilson Brothers. In the late sixties he was managing Burrabogie Station, owned by Messrs. McGaw, McKinnon and Co.

In 1872 he entered into partnership with Messrs. W. E. Stanbridge and Joseph and William McGaw in Kooba Station. In 1881, in conjunction with Mr. Stanbridge and his brother William, he purchased Clare, Balranald. In 1889, in partnership with the above-named gentlemen, he purchased Gogeldrie Station, Whitton. In 1912 he retired from active pastoral pursuits.

Mr. Waugh was a man of fine personality, and a great worker. He was a very good judge of sheep and cattle, and took a very keen interest in everything connected with the pastoral industry.

He leaves three sons, Mr. W. A. Waugh, Clare; Mr. John Waugh, Clare; and Mr. Alan Waugh, Coppymurrumbilla, Boggabilla, and one daughter, Mrs. W. F. Parkinson, of New Zealand. His youngest son, Dr. Henry Waugh, predeceased him.

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John Waugh, n.d.

John Waugh, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 September 1922

Life Summary [details]


Wick, Caithness, Scotland


29 August, 1922 (aged ~ 86)
Lindfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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