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MR. A. MESTON. DEATH YESTERDAY.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 12 March 1924, page 6
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2013-08-23 20:00:02.0user:public:RobertMorisonprominent in his younger days in swim- |
Lpon (Government Analyst's Depart-
" Jack " (Q.N. Bank, Townsville)—and
prominent in his younger days in swim-
Leon (Government Analyst's Depart-
"Jack" (Q.N. Bank, Townsville)—and
2012-09-18 15:33:12.0user:public:fuaryThe late Mr. meston, who was one
of the most widedly known men in
bioughl to Brisbane mid until it was
many contributions ot the Press,
were invariably interest and well
ney Daily Telegraph.'' He had a reten
The late Mr. Meston, who was one
of the most widely known men in
brought to Brisbane and until it was
many contributions to the Press,
were invariably interesting and well
ney Daily Telegraph.'' He had a reten-
2011-09-20 16:13:37.0user:public:KerryRaymondSiibseqiientl} Ali Meston caine to
Queensland and was munagoi of Dr
Waugh s Pcarlw eli sugar plantation on
the Brisbane Riva, when 21 vears ot
agc In subsequent }cais his name carne
piomineiitlj before the public in regaid
ti liteiatuic, e\ploiation, othnologv, and
athletics' At 24 }earB of age he was
cditoi of the Ipswich 'Obseivei," and
held thal post aftei the papoi had boen
taken ov er by n s\ ndicate and a chai ga
¡nado m the literal} management m Teh
luarv, 1881 Foi i time he was also
editor of the " Toowoomba Chronicle '
and the "Townsville Herald," and mado
man} contributions lo tho Pie«
especiall} the " Queenslander, ' and, in
moie tecent veais, the "Courier ' Hr>
wielded a facile pen, and lus articles
wae invanablv interesting and well
written Only on Sunday last he eu
THE LATE ME. ARCHIBALD
dcavoured. to' preparo an article which
ney Daily Telegraph.'' He had a loton
tive memory, which stood bim in good
stead. He was n strong supporter of the
M'llwraith Ministry, and lent much in-
the member for Rosewood, Tor which con-
stituency ho was elected when 25 jems
of age. He selected linnd for sugar
growing al Cairns, and for two yean
ivas chairman of tile Cairns Divisional
to Brisbane and resumed 'journalistic
work. Ile was the author of several
well-known publications, including ilio
" Geographic History oí Queensland,"
in the Stale schools, and a railway guide
book. lu 188» Mr. Meston , was tho
hwienlific expedition to the Bellenden
? Ker ranges, in 1S91- he led an Italian
ment. In J80G lio entered the Govern-
the aboriginnls, and in 1808 was ap-
pointed Protector of Aboriginals in tho
last mentioned. Ac Commonwealth cele-
brations in Sydney Ile effectively repro-
land aboriginals. In athletics ho wni
ming, diving, running, rowing, weicht
lifting, throwing the spear mid boomerang,
later life, and up to within a few da.vs of
his death was remarkably'active. For
some time he waa in chargo of (ho
Queensland Government Tourist Buieau
we'l known to travelling Queenslander».
four Bons-Mowrs. Harold (Brisbane),
Lpon (Government Analyst'« Dopait
ment), Oscar- (Warden, Stanthorpe), and
" Jack " (Q.N. Bank, Townsville)-and
one daughter-Mrs. H. G. Stokes (Ade-
' Tim funeral will take place at tim
South Brisbane Cemetery at'i o'clock to-
Subsequently, Mr. Meston came to
Queensland and was manager of Dr.
Waugh's Pearlwell sugar plantation on
the Brisbane River, when 21 years of
age. In subsequent years his name came
prominently before the public in regard
to literature, exploration, ethnology, and
athletics. At 24 years of age he was
editor of the Ipswich "Observer," and
held that post after the paper had been
taken over by a syndicate and a change
made in the literary management in Feb-
ruary, 1881. For a time he was also
editor of the "Toowoomba Chronicle"
and the "Townsville Herald," and made
many contributions ot the Press,
especially the "Queenslander," and, in
more recent years, the "Courier." He
wielded a facile pen, and his articles
were invariably interest and well
written. Only on Sunday last he en-
THE LATE MR. ARCHIBALD
deavoured to prepare an article which
ney Daily Telegraph.'' He had a reten
tive memory, which stood him in good
stead. He was a strong supporter of the
McIlwraith Ministry, and lent much in-
the member for Rosewood, for which con-
stituency he was elected when 25 years
of age. He selected land for sugar
growing at Cairns, and for two years
was chairman of the Cairns Divisional
to Brisbane and resumed journalistic
work. He was the author of several
well-known publications, including the
" Geographic History of Queensland,"
in the State schools, and a railway guide
book. In 1889 Mr. Meston was the
scientific expedition to the Bellenden
Ker ranges, in 1891 he led an Italian
ment. In 1896 he entered the Govern-
the aboriginals, and in 1898 was ap-
pointed Protector of Aboriginals in the
last mentioned. At Commonwealth cele-
brations in Sydney he effectively repro-
land aboriginals. In athletics he was
ming, diving, running, rowing, weight
lifting, throwing the spear and boomerang,
later life, and up to within a few days of
his death was remarkably active. For
some time he was in charge of the
Queensland Government Tourist Bureau
well known to travelling Queenslanders.
four sons— Harold (Brisbane),
Lpon (Government Analyst's Depart-
ment), Oscar (Warden, Stanthorpe), and
" Jack " (Q.N. Bank, Townsville)—and
one daughter—Mrs. H. G. Stokes (Ade-
The funeral will take place at the
South Brisbane Cemetery at 4 o'clock to-
2011-09-20 16:06:20.0user:public:KerryRaymond' DEATH YESTERDAY.
A luge cuele of friends will leam wltti
deep regret of the death of Ali Aiclulnld
Mouton Ho had been ailing foi the k4
week and on Alónela*, wns taken to hos
pital, whue he passed aw a} peacefull}
}esterda} aiternoon
The lite Ali Aleston, who wa one
of the most widedl} Inown men in
Queensland was boin in Donside Abel
dcenshiic, and was 73 }cais of age Ile
was a great giandson of William Meston,
the last Govemoi of Dunnottnr Castle at
tlie time ot the battle of Sherifnnuir.
He carne out to Austiaha with Ins father
and other membeis of the famil} and
went to Ulmana, on the Clarence River
DEATH YESTERDAY.
A large circle of friends will learn with
deep regret of the death of Mr. Archibald
Meston. He had been ailing for the last
week, and on Monday was taken to hos-
pital, where he passed away peacefully
yesterday afternoon.
The late Mr. meston, who was one
of the most widedly known men in
Queensland, was born in Donside, Aber-
deenshire, and was 73 years of age. He
was a great-grandson of William Meston,
the last Governor of Dunnottar Castle at
the time of the battle of Sheriffmuir.
He came out to Australia with his father
and other members of the family, and
went to Ulmarra, on the Clarence River.

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