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Armytage, Harry (1862–1933)

The funeral of Mr. Harry Armytage of South Yarra, a well known grazier and a former member of the Legislative Assembly, who died on Sunday, took place yesterday afternoon. Mr. Armytage, who was aged 69 years was a son of the late Mr. Frederick William Armytage and a member of one of the best known pastoral families in Victoria. He was educated at Geelong Grammar School and at Cambridge. He represented Cambridge against Oxford in athletics, running in the three-mile race in 1882 and the one-mile in 1884. Returning to Australia he was elected to the Legislative Assembly for Grant in 1881. The funeral yesterday was private. A service was conducted in Sleight’s chapel by Canon F. E. C. Crotty, who also officiated at the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. Mr. Armytage leaves a widow, who is living in England and two sons. His chief mourners were Messrs Frank Armytage, brother, and Fred Armytage, nephew. Arrangements were carried out by A. A. Sleight Pty Ltd.

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'Armytage, Harry (1862–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/armytage-harry-32/text32, accessed 23 April 2018.

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