Sunday, March 4, 2012

Richard Ogle Moore

Richard Ogle Moore
B: 21st Aug 1868 Albury, NSW
D: 20th May 1958 Chatswood, NSW.
Married: Charlotte Evelyn Robinson
  • Evelyn Elizabeth 13th March 1901 Malvern, Victoria - 1980.
  • Richard Cappur Moore 17th June 1902 Mt Hope, NSW.
  • William Ogle Moore 11th Jan 1904 Mt Hope, NSW.
  • Barbara Moore 30th Nov 1907 Mt Hope - 1965.

Richard Ogle Moore wrote his memoirs entitled: "Sunlit Plains Extended - The Making of a Bushman".

"Moore, Richard Ogle (1868–1958)

Mr. Richard Ogle Moore, who died in Sydney on 19th May at the age of 90, was a well known station manager in New South Wales and Queensland for many years. He retired from active work in 1935 and had been living in retirement in Sydney since then.

The late Mr. Moore was born at Albury and educated at Geelong Grammar School, Victoria. He commenced his pastoral career as a jackeroo on Kilfera Station, Ivanhoe, and rose to the position of overseer on that station. He was then appointed manager of Coan Downs, Lake Cargellico, N.S.W., and remained there for 28 years until 1915. For short periods Mr. Moore managed Coombing Park, at Carcoar, N.S.W., and Caragabal, Forbes, N.S.W., but in 1917 he went to Windouran, Deniliquin, N.S.W., where he started a sheep stud.

When Windouran was sold Mr. Moore was appointed manager of Bellevue, Yaraka, Queensland, for Messrs. A. Walker and Co., and then in 1926 he took over the management of Messrs. Clarke and Whiting's Isis Downs Station, Isisford, Queensland, where he remained until retiring in 1935. Whilst at Isis Downs he was a councillor and chairman of the Isisford Shire, and earlier he had been a Shire Councillor whilst at Windouran.

Mr. Moore's wife died in 1936, but he is survived by two sons (R.C., of Charleville, Q., and W.O., of Shadyside, Longreach, Q.), and two daughters (Mrs. Mcintosh, of Forbes, N.S.W., and Mrs. Alec. Ramsay, of Toowoomba, Q.) "

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  1. Richard Cappur Webb is my Grandfather, and Mrs McIntosh was my mother's very good friend (and cousin - she was her fathers sisters granddaughter).
    I would love to know what you have found out, and know more about Grandfather. He died when I was 5yo - I was born in December 1926.
    Hope we can talk soon.

  2. My grandmother Susannah Hartley worked on Coan Downs Station near Mt Hope from about 1912 to 1915 as a servant. She was a young woman in her early twenties. She remembered the Moore family with great affection all her long life. She died at 90 in Dec 1980. Gran also worked at Coombing Park at Carcoar another place Richard Ogle Moore was managing and was there in 1918 when she met my grandfather a Swedish Carpenter called Oscar Engdahl. I know there is an exercise book full of Gran's reminiscences and the names of Mr and Mrs Moore's children, which my mum her daughter who is now 95 still remembers.