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Grey Crawford’s death

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The Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 – 1950), Saturday 12 November 1932

WALCHA NEWS.

(Contributed).

Since last writing from Walcha, two old identities have passed over to the great majority. Mr. Grey H. Crawford, of Moona Plains, son of the late Captain Crawford, well known horse and cattle breeders. The Crawford Brothers — Rowley being the surviving brother — are well-known throughout New England. Their station embraces the tributaries of the Macleay River, and a life-long acquaintance with pastoralists and breeders of large stock brought them into touch with graziers throughout the State. Honourable men, all of them, with lives extending over 80 years, their passing is a loss to the State.

Mr. Harry Costigan, another octogenarian, who, with his late wife, reared a large family at Yarrowitch, died a few days ago. A fine man, of military bearing, he was a lover of good music, and one of the pioneers when bush difficulties were not easily overcome.

The recent storms have provided green pasture for the summer.

Shearing is, proceeding throughout the district. The clip generally is light, but the wool is good and clean.

The lambing was only fair.

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