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Wright, Colin William (1867 - 1952)

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Born: 10 October 1867  Oxley, Queensland, Australia.  Died: 14 December 1952  Rockhampton, Queensland.
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.

Career Highlights

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


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 8 August 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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