|J. Wallis Kellaway|
Mr. J. Wallis Kellaway, J.P., Orchardist and General Farmer, "Woodstock", Port Cygnet Road, is the only son of the late Mr. John Kellaway, and was born in Dorsetshire in 1829. He came to Tasmania with his parents in 1834, his father entering into business at New Norfolk, subsequently removing to the Huon and engaging in farming pursuits.
On the death of his father in 1851, Mr. Kellaway took charge of the farm, which had been devised to him by his parent. "Woodstock" comprises 1600 acres, 150 of which are under cultivation. Mr. Kellaway grows a very large quantity of wheat and other cereals, having no less than eight different kinds of grasses set at different periods of the year. He has 14 acres under fruit, which he sends to the London and Sydney markets.
He has been a J.P. for a number of years, and is the pioneer resident of the district, having made "Woodstock" his home for about sixty-three years. He takes an interest in local affairs, and has been a member of the Woodstock Road Trust for the past thirty years.
Mr. Kellaway has been married twice, first to a daughter of the late Mr. Silas Parsons, of Huonville, who died in 1871, leaving three children ; and in 1879 to Mrs. Campbell, widow of Dr. Campbell, of Bothwell, by whom he has two children.
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