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Stewart Marjoribanks Mowle (1822–1908)

Stewart Marjoribanks Mowle was born on 17 March 1822 in Kingsdown, Kent, England. He arrived in Sydney on 19th May 1836 aboard the William Lockerby in the guardianship of his youngest uncle, Edward Boxer Mowle, who had already established himself in New South Wales as a merchant. After continuing his education at Sydney College he lived at Yarralumla sheep station, Limestone plains, for pastoral experience. He afterwards leased, for ten years, a property of 2,560 acres on the Molonglo River, upon which now stands a large part of Canberra. He was a Justice of the Peace and Police Magistrate at Queanbeyan from 1848 to 1849. In 1852, he obtained the appointments of Sub-Collector of Customs and Water Police Magistrate at Twofold Bay. He subsequently joined the office of the Legislative Council and, in 1883, was commissioned Usher of the Black Rod. He held this position until his retirement from the Civil Service in 1905.

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17 March, 1822
Deal, Kent, England


20 November, 1908 (aged 86)
Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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