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Binney, John

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Fast Facts
Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1843
Place of birth Willunga
Principal occupation farmer
Date of death 1935

John Binney's obituary from the Advertiser April 1935:

... Mr. John Binney was born in Willunga nearly 92 years ago, and lived in the district all his life. He was a farmer and established a high reputation as a wheat grower. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Show of varieties of grain, and many times won first prizes. His best prize sample of wheat weighed 701b 2oz. One of his wheat exhibits was sent to the London Royal Show and attracted considerable interest. Mr Binney attended every Willunga Show since its formation 77 years ago and began exhibiting wheat at the age of 18. He competed continuously until 1905. When he discontinued farming and settled in the town. His seed wheat was eagerly sought after from all parts of the State. He was a foundation member of the local branch of the Agricultural Bureau...


  • The Advertiser 30 April 1935 p17
John Binney and family (son of James Binney)
John Binney and family (son of James Binney)
John Binney
John Binney
Elizabeth Binney, nee Elliot
Elizabeth Binney, nee Elliot

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