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Biographical entry McDougall, Robert (1813 - 1887)

Born
16 April 1813
Fortingall, Scotland
Died
25 June 1887
Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Agriculturalist and Cattle breeder

Summary

Robert McDougall was a livestock farmer with considerable standing in the cattle industry. His animals always won awards at the various agriculture shows and fetched high prices when sold. McDougall was a trustee of the National Agricultural Society and contributed greatly to the advancement of the Victorian beef cattle industry.

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1830
Career position - Fishing and hunting in the western isles of Scotland and the UK
1836 - 1839
Career position - Beaver trapper in Canada
November 1841
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Port Phillip, Victoria)
1848
Career position - Started up a livestock farm with Shortland cattle, pigs and horses
November 1856 - August 1857
Career position - Member of the Legislative Assembly for West Bourke (9 months)
1859
Career position - Visited England to buy stud bulls
1870
Career position - Bought Arundel farm in Keilor, Victoria

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McCarthy, G.J.