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OBITUARY Mr Albert E. Bowman, well-known grazier and recohorse owner, of "Bethanga Park," Korilla, and other valuable properties, died late on     Sunday night in a private hospital in Melbourne. He was 73 years of age. The late Mr Bowman was born in Tasmania, the son of the late Mr and Mrs William Bowman. On the com- pletion of his school days be took over Poltalloch Station, close to Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, on be- half of his step-brother, Mr Keith Bowman. While Mr A. E. Bowman was in charge of Poltalloch his uncle, Mr John Bowman, purchased "Be- thanga Park" and appointed Mr Nicholls as manager. This arrange- ment continued for several years until Mr A. E. Bowman assumed full con- trol of the Bethanga property about 46 years ago. In addition to fat cattle he bred horses on his Bethanga property. Among the best of his horses was the Mostyn horse, ...r, which had previously sired the ..., Dynamite, a winner of the Adelaide Cup and other important races. Other well-bred sires followed including Fulminator, Ontario, and, later, Tresco. Fulminator won the ?S. A. R. C. City Handicap in 1905. With the development of the Hume weir, about 10,000 acres of "Bethanga Park" was compulsorily resumed. There was difference of opinion regarding the value of the land resumed. Mr Bow- man appealed successfully, being awarded a sum substantially in excess of the original offer. The resumption left about 3000 acres. A new home had to be built on the property by Mr   Bowman, who subsequently purchased an area of land in the same district from Mr George Northey. Mr Bowman had also extensive pas- toral interests in the Mitta Valley, where he had a property known as "Fairy Knowe," Tallandoon, above Tallangatta. Later he acquired "Elm Park,"near Jindera, N.S.W, but sub-    sequently sold it. He had extensive interests in other properties at various times, probably the largest of these was "Burraja," near Corowa, which he bought, subdivided and sold. He was a lover of horses and at various times raced in almost every town the North East and in South- ern Riverina. Some years ago he was an ardent supporter and player of polo. Gener- ally he raced horses of his own breed- ing but occasionally was a buyer at the Melbourne and Sydney yearling sales. he was a generous man in an un- ostentatious way, and during the war his gifts to charitable organisations reached a large amount. His wife was formerly a Miss McFarlane, a member of a well known Adelaide family. The burial took place at Wodonga on Tuesday, when a large number paid their last respects. Rev G. T. Ren- frey read the last rights.