MR. A. E. BOWMAN
Mr Albert Edward Bowman aged 73 years, one of the best known stock and property owners in the State died at a private hospital in Melbourne on Sunday after a long illness. He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs William Bowman of Tasmania. When a young man he took charge of Poltalloch Station close to Lake Alexandrina (S A ). Later he acquired the famous Bethanga Park Station near Wodonga.
With the building of the Hume weir the Government resumed the larger and better part of Bethanga Park and offered Mr Bowman a price thal he did not regard as being fair. He appealed successfully and was paid many thousands of pounds compensation. For many years he bred and fattened thousands of cattle which usually topped the Melbourne market. He also bred hundreds of horses and ponies. Before the resumptlon of his land he had as many as 700 horses milling on the property at Bethanga Park.
Tin late Mt Bowman raced horses ex- tensively in the north east of Victoria and Southern Riveriena, Although he raced horses he bred himself he was was also a frequent buyer at the yearling sales In Melbourne and Sydney. He brought the Mostyn horse back from Ade- laide where he had previously sired Dyna- mite the winner of a Melbourne Cup.
Mr Bowman also owned a splendid ad- joining property which he bought from Mr George Northey and also Elm Park near Jindera (NSW) which he recently sold. He also owned Fairy Knowe an ex- tensive property situated In the Mitta Valley. He was a most generous man and liberally asslsted public and private charities. His wife was Miss McFarlane of Adelaide whose brothers Messrs Allan (Adelaide) Gordon (Adelaide) John (Youtie, NSW) and Donald (Young NSW) are all well known in stock and sporting circles. There were no children
The funeral will take place at Wodonga to-day, leaving the Presbyterian Church at 3 pm, Arrangements are being car- ried out by A A Sleight Pty Ltd.