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Biographical entry Wright, Colin William (1867 - 1952)

Born
10 October 1867
Oxley, Queensland, Australia
Died
14 December 1952
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Stud-breeder

Summary

Colin William Wright was owner of Waverley cattle station, 125 miles north of Rockhampton, from 1914. He experimented with Zebus, breeding both pure Zebus and crossing Zebus with Herefords, winning awards for his stock. In this he faced opposition from cattlemen such as J. L. Wilson. He is commemorated by the Colin Wright Laboratory at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Science.

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? - 1911
Career position - Cattle breeding at Jellinbah station, near Blackwater, Queensland
1911 - 1913
Career position - Cattle breeding at Nottingham Downs sheep-property near Hughenden, Queensland
1914
Career position - Established Waverley cattle station
1946
Award - First patron of the Australian Zebu Society

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