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Samuel Wilson


Australian landowner and politician. From 1869, owned and managed extensive agricultural lands, including Longerenong station, Wimmera, Victoria, where he lived. Developed Australia’s largest sheep flock. Knighted, 1875. Retired to England, 1881. (Aust. dict. biog.).


Aust. dict. biog.

Modern English biography


Aust. dict. biog.: Australian dictionary of biography. Edited by Douglas Pike et al. 14 vols. [Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1966–96.

Modern English biography: Modern English biography, containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement (3 vols.). Truro, Cornwall: the author. 1892–1921.