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03-May-2015
03-May-2015
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A plaque erected by employees and friends commemorates Richard Rouse Junior (1843-1906). Richard was known as Richard junior to avoid confusion with his cousin Richard Rouse of Guntawang.

Richard Rouse (1842-1903) and Richard junior (1843-1906), pastoralists and stud-breeders, were first cousins and grandsons of Richard Rouse of Rouse Hill. Richard junior was born on 15 May 1843 at Jericho, near Windsor, New South Wales, son of George Rouse (d.1888) and his wife Elizabeth, née Moore. He was educated at The King's School, Parramatta, and then learnt wool-classing. In 1867 he managed the Biraganbil stud flock near Mudgee, founded by his father in 1864. He kept careful pedigree records and bred sheep with fine strong wool of abnormal elasticity and won many prizes at the Mudgee, Dubbo and Warren shows. He was also noted for breeding race-horses, including the champion, Marvel, and was reputed one of the best judges of horses in the colony. He inherited Biraganbil in 1888 and held three other stations.

 

Location

Address:Bayly & Bulgar Streets, St. Luke`s Anglican Church, Gulgong, 2852
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.360667
Long: 149.53037
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au

Dedication

Front Inscription

      In Memoriam
Richard Rouse, of Biraganbil,
Born at Jericho, near Windsor. 
15th May 1843,
Died at Biraganbil, 12th February 1906.

"Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace, Whose Mind
Is Stayed On Thee ; Because He Trusteth In Thee." 
                                                          Isaiah XXVI.3.

Erected By His Late Employees
  And Other Friends.

Source: MA, ADB
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