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Mary Stewart Webb (1869–1958)

Mary Webb, n.d.

Mary Webb, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 18 September 1958

A member of a well known pastoral family, Mrs. Mary Stewart Webb, died at her home, Sebroff, Armadale, Vic., on 29th June in her 90th year. Mrs. Webb was born at the station home of her grandparents, the Barkers, of Baldina, Burra, S. Aust., her father, Donald MacLean, then being manager of the North West Bend Station for the Armitage family. Later, MacLean, Barker and Company bought Comongin Station, in the far west of Queensland, and Mr. MacLean managed the property, which he owned in partnership with his brothers-in-law John and William Barker.

Mrs. Webb resided at Comongin until her marriage in 1898 to Henry Alfred Cozens Webb, who was pastoral inspector for the Bank of Australasia for a period of 34 years.

After the death of Mr. MacLean, Comongin Station was sold in 1914 and purchased by a private company under the direction of Mr. Webb and the late Sir John McWhae with Mrs. Webb and her sister, Mrs. W. B. Craig, retaining their interests. Beechal Station, a nearby property, was purchased in 1920 and the same interests acquired other properties later.

After he retired in 1926, Mr. Webb bought Targoora, in the Wangaratta district, Vic., where he and Mrs. Webb spent a number of years. Following the death of Mr. Webb in 1931, his widow maintained a keen interest in the pastoral industry and her three sons continue to supervise the running and development of the properties with which the family interests are concerned. Her daughter has resided at Barnawartha, Vic., since marrying Mr. Charles F. Harkin.

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Mary Webb, n.d.

Mary Webb, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 18 September 1958

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • MacLean, Mary

Burra, South Australia, Australia


29 June, 1958 (aged ~ 89)
Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia