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Robert Edward Young (1865–1937)

The death took place on November 16, at the Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, of Mr. Robert Young in his 72nd year.

Deceased was one of the pioneer landowners of the Corowa district. He went to Bull Plain station in 1880. It was then a very large property, but it was later subdivided into farms, and the major portion sold, a large area being retained. In 1925 the late Mr. Young acquired Cowabbie station in the Coolamon district.

It is about 20 years since the late Mr. Young left the Coolamon district, and he will be remembered there by the older residents as being prominent in land and financial circles, and for his lengthy and useful service to the community as a public-spirited man.

For 10 years he was one of the principals on the business of Messrs. McPherson, Thorn and Co., which was acquired a few years ago by the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd. He was associated with Messrs. Palmer, Ritchie and Heathfield, in the purchase of Kentucky Station from the late Mr. John G. Gray, which was afterwards subdivided.

Deceased was a son of the late Hon. Chas. Young, member for Kyneton in the Victorian Legislative Assembly, who also held the position of Minister for Mines in the Thomas Bent administration.

He leaves a wife and two sons and two daughters, Robert (of Bull Plain), James (of Cowabbie), Alice (Mrs. Wilson, of Melbourne); and Beatrice (Mrs. Leigh Falkiner), of Wanganella Estate.

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