Wright, Colin William (1867-1952)

Field of activity
Studmaster; Stud-breeder
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1468948

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Colin William Wright (1867-1952), studmaster, was born on 10 October 1867 at Oxley, near Brisbane, son of John Wright, a Cornish-born farmer, and his wife Ellen, née McColl, from Scotland. Colin spent...

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Colin Wright was owner of Waverley cattle station, 125 miles north of Rockhampton, from 1914. He experimented with Zebus, breeding both pure Zebus and crossing Zebus with Herefords, winning awards for his stock. In this he faced opposition from cattlemen such as J. L. Wilson. He is commemorated by the Colin Wright Laboratory at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Science.

  • Career position - Cattle breeding at Jellinbah station, near Blackwater, Queensland
  • Career position - Cattle breeding at Nottingham Downs sheep-property near Hughenden, Queensland
  • Career position - Established Waverley cattle station
  • Award - First patron of the Australian Zebu Society

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Wright, Colin William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Wright, Colin William (1867-1952)
    Stevenson, Brian F.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 12, 583-584

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