Noted auctioneer Garth Hughes dies

Noted auctioneer Garth Hughes dies

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Garth Hughes in the auctioneers box at the 17th annual Rosevale sale with Tom Knox, Jim Hickey, George Greenup and Doug Mactaggart. Photo: Courtesy of the Greenup family, Rosevale Santa Gertrudis stud, Jandowae, Qld

Garth Hughes in the auctioneers box at the 17th annual Rosevale sale with Tom Knox, Jim Hickey, George Greenup and Doug Mactaggart. Photo: Courtesy of the Greenup family, Rosevale Santa Gertrudis stud, Jandowae, Qld

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Stud and bloodstock auctioneer Garth Hughes is remembered by his peers.

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Legendary studstock and bloodstock auctioneer Garth Hughes has died in Brisbane, aged 81 years.

Mr Hughes' auctioneering prowess spanned over a career of 52 years and he is fondly being remembered by his peers in the industry as one of the best in the agency game.

Throughout his career he worked for Australian Estates, Mactaggarts, Elders, and Challenge Mercantile before joining Dalgety's for the final 24 years. Mr Hughes sold throughout Australia and as an invited auctioneer selling Thoroughbreds in England.

GDL auctioneer Peter Brazier worked alongside Mr Hughes during their Dalgety stint and said he will be remembered as a good captain and the team followed his lead.

"He certainly was a great mentor of mine and good mate, and will be greatly missed by industry," Mr Brazier said.

Also working alongside him during the Australian Estates era was Lex Heinemann, who said Mr Hughes was held in high regard across the industry.

"He was an outstanding, honest auctioneer, and very humble, but he could certainly introduce you to some of the big names in business," Mr Heinemann said.

Mr Hughes is survived by his wife Rae, and their three sons, Cameron, Gavin, and Duncan.

Grahame Greenup, Peter Brazier, Garth Hughes, Michael Smith and Blake Munro. Mr Hughes was selling at the 55th Rosevale bull sale. Photo: Courtesy of the Greenup family, Rosevale Santa Gertrudis stud, Jandowae

Grahame Greenup, Peter Brazier, Garth Hughes, Michael Smith and Blake Munro. Mr Hughes was selling at the 55th Rosevale bull sale. Photo: Courtesy of the Greenup family, Rosevale Santa Gertrudis stud, Jandowae

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