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Henry Burt (Covie) Welsh (1874–1956)

Henry Welsh, n.d.

Henry Welsh, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 October 1956

The death occurred recently of Mr. Henry Burt Welsh (known as "Covie" to his friends) at a private hospital at Orange, N.S.W., after a short illness. He was born at Hay, N.S.W., in 1874, being the eldest son of Henry Beaumont Welsh, who came from Scotland and was one of the early pioneers of the Cobar district. He took up The Priory in 1875 and later selected The Meadows, both near Cobar.

Henry Burt Welsh was educated at Melbourne Grammar School, and at the age of 18 went to Salisbury Downs Station, near Milparinka. He remained there for three years, and then with his brothers, Gordon, Norman, and Beaumont, took over the management of his late father's properties. He resided at The Meadows and in 1906 married Miss Mary O'Connor, of Melbourne.

In 1919 Mr. Welsh acquired Nandillyan Ponds, Orange, N.S.W., and he lived on this property till his retirement from pastoral activities in 1949. He was always an active member of many country show societies, picnic race clubs, the Royal Agricultural Society, the Graziers' Association of N.S.W., and of the Cobar P.P. Board.

"Covie" Welsh was noted for his horsemanship and love of horses, and he had judged at many country and metropolitan shows. Racing was also a great interest and he held many trophies from country meetings. Another of his main hobbies was water divining, and he seemed to have the gift for accurately locating streams.

Mr. Welsh will be remembered by his many friends for his jovial manner and ready wit. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Webster, of Toorak, Melbourne, and Miss P. Welsh, of Patrician stud, Orange, N.S.W.

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Henry Welsh, n.d.

Henry Welsh, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 October 1956

Life Summary [details]


Hay, New South Wales, Australia


1956 (aged ~ 82)
Orange, New South Wales, Australia

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