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John Woodside (1857–1934)

The death is announced, after a long illness, of Mr John Woodside, J.P., of Kergunyah Park, Kergunyah, aged 74 years. This event occurred on Wednesday. He was the son of a Victorian pioneer, Mr. James Woodside, and was born at Somerton, Victoria, 20th March, 1857. While still an infant he went with his parents to Myrtleford, where "Happy Valley" Station was purchased. Some few years later "Barwidgee" was also purchased. It was here John Woodside spent the greater part of his life, until the property was purchased by the Vic. Government in 1919.

After residing in Melbourne for several years he purchased Kergunyah Park in 1922.

A member of a pastoral family, he was a keen judge of stock, and had judged the cattle sections at many agricultural shows. He had always taken an interest in public life, and had been councillor, for the Shire of Bright, a director of several cooperative companies, and, until his health failed, was a committeeman of Albury Show Society. He was a foremost member of the Presbyterian Church, and an active member of the Masonic Lodge.

He leaves a widow, four daughters, Mrs S. A. McDonald (Narandera), Mrs S. D. Hood (Melbourne), Mrs A. F. McDonald (Gundowring) and Mrs Ian Wallace (Kergunyah) and two sons, Messrs Arthur Woodside (De- derang) and John Woodside (Kergunyah Park).

The burial will take place today at 3 o'clock from his home, Kergunyah Park, to the Springvale cemetery.

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20 March, 1857
Somerton, Victoria, Australia


21 November, 1934 (aged 77)
Kergunyah, Victoria, Australia

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