In the late 1800s George's father was a successful dairy farmer at Warragul in Gippsland, Victoria and George himself was a fine judge of cattle and horses. Throughout his life George committed to a diverse set of business opportunities - farming, real estate, a stable of trotting horses, a livery stable, a boarding house - as well as serving the community on any number of committees, judging at shows (including the Perth Show in 1918) and was a councillor of the Brighton council.
This is an advertisement for the boarding house he had at Warragul.
Gippsland Gazette, 29 June 1909
|George Henry Alford and his champion trotter 'Alarm Bells' [Museum Victoria]|
The sale was mentioned in newspapers in Hobart, Perth and Sydney as well as in Victoria and the results were very satisfactory.
|The Australasian, 25 May 1918|
|Daily News (Perth), 30 May 1918|
|The Argus, 1926|
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