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Austin was born in Riverton, Southland, in 1931. He received his education at Southland Technical College and Lincoln College; at the latter institution, he obtained a diploma in agriculture. In 1958, he married Miriam Helen Brumpton, with whom he had four sons.
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- "Rex Austin". Lincoln University. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 181. OCLC 154283103.
- London Gazette (supplement), No. 53528, 30 December 1993. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
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