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Fond farewell to the best poultry breeder | The Land

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To become the best at any pursuit one needs to enjoy the passion and to drive it down the pitch. Ray Connor of Cowper, on the Lower Clarence, had all that in spades.

The best breeder of the Australian Australorp, Royal Agricultural Society judge and author, Mr Connor was given a fond farewell at a memorial service in the St James Anglican church at Maclean this week celebrating 97 years of good life including more than seven decades of dedicated marriage to his wife Gertrude, who was a Sunday school teacher when they met.

Born in the house next door Ray lived his whole life on the family farm, enjoying sunsets over the wide brown river better than those of anywhere else and had it not been for his extensive poultry judging career he and…



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