Livingstone De Mestre was born on 9 Apr 1832 in George
St., Sydney, NSW. and died at "Mount Valdemar", Sutton Forest, NSW on 22 Oct 1916 when he was 84. He was buried
in the Church of England Cemetry, Moss Vale, NSW. Etienne was a Race
Horse Owner And Trainer.
On 27 Dec 1873 when Etienne Livingstone was 41, he married Clara
Eliza Rowe, daughter of George Taylor Rowe & Phoebe Melville, in St Matthias Church, Paddington, NSW. Clara was born
in 1852 in Wollombi, NSW, and died died in Moss Vale, NSW on 7 May 1934, when she was 82. She was buried in the Church
of England Cemetery, Moss Vale, NSW.
Etienne became heavily involved in horse racing and he trained
many champion race horses, he was also an amateur rider and established a race track on the property. Etienne trained and
raced "Archer" the winner of the first two Melbourne Cups.
Etienne had many setbacks with his
racing and other properties he had invested in and in 1883 the auctioneers moved in on Terrara. All proceeds went to cover
In 1886 Terrara Estate was purchased by Hugh Mackenzie of Bundanon for 40,000 pounds.
Read about Etienne de Mestre on the Australian Dictionary of Biography site.
a child by an aboriginal woman, Sarah Lamb, in about 1850. This child was Helen, also known as Ellen, de Mestre. Clicking
on this link will take you to the interesting story of Helen de Mestre and Charlie Ahoy.