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Ernest White (1837–1884)

A large circle of friends and acquaintances learned on Thursday morning, with extreme regret that Mr. Ernest White, of Nindooimbah, was no more. He was an old and much-respected resident of Queensland, the eldest son of Mr William Duckett White of Tingalpa. Mr. W. D. White brought his family to Queensland forty-six years ago, and embarked in pastoral pursuits in partnership with Mr. George Robinson, at Beaudesert, on the Logan River. After the dissolution of partnership between Messrs. Robinson and White, the latter took his two sons into partnership and leased a cattle run called Bluff Downs, near Townsville, which has been managed by Mr. Albert White. Mr. Ernest White remained in the Logan and Albert district, having purchased Nindooimbah, formerly the property of Mr. A. W. Compigne, and one of the finest cattle runs in the colony. The deceased gentleman has, by good management, been highly successful as a squatter, and did much to develop the district in which he resided, being always ready to promote in any way the success of the settlers. He married, some twelve years ago, a daughter of Mr. Barker, who then owned Tamrookum station, on the Logan River, and leaves three children. For the last three years he has resided in Southport, having been obliged, through ill-health. to relinquish station life. For some time he seemed to be regaining strength, and looked well last St. Patrick's Day, when he attended the Beaudesert races, but it seems that he himself had little confidence in the apparent recovery. His death on Wednesday was quite unexpected and a great blow to his widow and relatives, who have the true sympathy of all who knew the deceased gentleman. He was interred at the South Brisbane Cemetery on Tursday afternoon, the funeral being attended by a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased.

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Ernest White, n.d. photographer unknown

Ernest White, n.d. photographer unknown, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

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10 December, 1884 (aged ~ 47)
Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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