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Friday 19 February 1937, The Sydney Morning Herald


KEMPSEY, Thursday.

Mr. George B. Waller, of Wallarobba, well-
known stock-breeder and noted Shorthorn
cattle judge at many show rings on the north
coast, was drowned yesterday in the Macleay
River, at Kunderang.    

With his son, Lewis, Mr. Waller visited a
station property.

Creeks in the vicinity are swollen because
of recent rains. On the return trip, Waller
and his son were attempting to cross the
mouth of Kunderang Creek, when Waller's  
horse lost its footing and threw its rider into
the stream. He disappeared beneath the
water in view of his son, who was unable to
render any assistance.

Lewis Waller, aided by two men on the op-
posite bank, made a search, but no trace of the
body could be found. News of the tragedy
was sent to George's Creek settlement, and a
number of men are now making a search.

Mr. Waller was in charge of Moona Plains
Station while Mr. and Mrs. M. Crawford were
on holidays. He judged the cattle at the
Guyra show last week.

Mr. Waller was a member of both the gen-
eral council and the cattle council of the
Graziers' Association. In 1925 he unsuc-
cessfully contested In the National party in-
terests the Federal seat of Newcastle. In 1934,
at the by-election for the Gloucester seat in
the Legislative Assembly, caused by the death
of Mr. Walter Bennett, he was a United
Country party candidate.

Written by macalba

March 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm

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