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BOYD, Douglas Thornley, CMG (1896-1964)

BOYD, Douglas Thornley, CMG (1896-1964)

Douglas Thornley Boyd, grazier and wool industry leader managed family properties near Koroit and Cobram before purchasing property at Deniliquin and Chatsworth Park, near Tabilk, Victoria which became his family home.

He 'worked tirelessly for the Australian woolgrowing and grazing industry as President (1936-37) of the Graziers’ Federal Council , Chairman (1943-53) Australian Wool Board, Chairman (1940-48) International Wool Publicity and Research Executive, and Chairman (1949-50, 1951-52) Wool Bureau Inc., New York.'

The Douglas Boyd Forum hosted by Marcus Oldham College, Geelong is named after him.

Sources: Pegasus April 1905 p5; Pegasus December 1964 p67; Marjorie Waite, 'Boyd, Douglas Thornley (1896–1964)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1993, accessed online 8 October 2018.
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