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Mills, Charles (1877 - 1963)


Chapman, P, Mills, Charles (1877 - 1963), Australian Dictionary of Biography, B Nairn and G Serle (ed), Melbourne, 10, pp. 516-517 (1986) [Entry]

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Charles Mills (1877-1963), soldier, businessman and pastoralist, was born on 3 December 1877 at Charters Towers, Queensland, second son of Thomas Mills, English-born pioneer of the Charters Towers and Gympie goldfields, and his Scottish wife Elizabeth, née Buchanan. After education in England at Alleyn's College of God's Gift (Dulwich College) and Hollesly Bay Agricultural College, Mills worked as a jackeroo at Michael Studholme's property Waimate, near Canterbury, New Zealand, and for Robert Gray at Hughenden, North Queensland. In 1907 he married Maud Elsie Jane, daughter of Albert Duckett White of Bluff Downs, and later that year moved to Panshanger, the historic Tasmanian property near Longford built by Joseph Archer, acquired for him by his father.

Item Details

Item Type:Entry
Keywords:history, Australia
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Chapman, P (Associate Professor Peter Chapman)
ID Code:130217
Year Published:1986
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-01-16
Last Modified:2019-01-17

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