A WELL-KNOWN STATION MANAGER. DEATH OF MR THOMAS GOODE
Mr. Thomas Goode, one of the best- known pioneers of the north, died at the residence of his son, Dr. A. Goode, Peterborough, on July 22, at the age of 92. He was born at Pigeon House, Kyre, Magna Parish, Worcester, five miles from the market town of Tenbury and at the age of 14 he managed his father's farms, until he left for South Australia by the ship Hope, which arrived on February 19,
1856, the voyage lasting 119 days. Six weeks after his arrival in Adelaide he went to Canowie station with a young fellow named Bruce. They took with them horses and cattle. His cousins, Charles (after wards Sir Charles, Samuel, and Matthew Goode, had country near Mount Remark- able, and they wished him to gain ex- perience at Canowie, and later go to Mount Remarkable for them. He was engaged at Canowie by Mr. Abraham Scott, who with Messrs. Hayward and James (manager) owned Canowie station at that time. A few weeks later Mr. Goode was sent to Willunga with a blackboy to get 92 cattle. The country at that time was unfenced.' 8ome of his other work was hunting for horses that had strayed from Canowie, and were found as far south as Anlaby and Sheaoak Log, about 60 or 70 miles away. About two years after landing in Ade- laide, Mr. Goode was made manager of Canowie station, which then comprised ap- proximately 64,000 acres. He man- aged Canowie until December, 1890. Within 10 years from the time of his getting the 92 cattle from Willunga, with the aid of an imported bull and judicious mating, the Canowie Shorthorn cattle beat everything in the South Australian show rings, and continued to do so for many years. The sheep also were, with the aid of some Murray and imported rams, very greatly improved. Canowie rams, under Mr. Goode's management, secured the highest average at Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney sales, and Canowie sheep at the Adelaide show took 22 oat of 32 prizes, including five cups, all the first, and every prize for ewes in one year. During this time selected flock rams worth £24,000 were sold off Canowie in one year. As many as 72,000 sheep were shorn there, and in one year Canowie wool brought the highest price in the London market for both fleece and lambs' wool. During the great drought of 1865 Mr. Goode reared a fine bull at Canowie, chiefly on the roads. This bull was later champion at Adelaide, Mel- bourne, and Sydney shows. Mr. Goode was the first to get water by sinking on the now famous Belalie Plains. After leaving Canowie he was general manager for the Hon. J. H. Angas for ten years, having charge of Hill River, Mount Re- markable, Broadview, Frome Downs, and other stations before coming to the city to live. On September 11, 1867. he married Mar- garet, daughter or the Rev. Mathew Wil- son. Besides his widow, he leaves a large, family, which includes Mr. Clarence Goode, a former Commissioner of Crown Lands, and Mrs. Vaughan, wife of the Hon. Crawford Vaughan, formerly Pre- mier of the State. Mr. Goode, after his retirement, lived for several years at the corner of Fullarton-road and Ferguson- avenue, Fullarton.