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Bowman, Arthur (?–1926)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Arthur Bowman died at his residence, Keadue, Elizabeth Bay, on Sunday.

Born at Archerfield, Singleton, Mr. Bowman was the third son of the late Mr. George Pearce Bowman, and a grandson of the late Mr. George Bowman, who landed in New South Wales in 1797, and pioneered the Hunter River district. From the estate of his father Mr. Arthur Bowman acquired the old homestead at Archerfield, where he carried on dairying and the breeding of blood stock and Shorthorn cattle, which were descendants of the original Grampion Hill herd. He was a keen supporter of the Royal Agricultural Society, being a vice-president for some time. For 40 years he exhibited Shorthorn cattle.

Mr. Bowman was an ardent supporter of racing, being an old member of the A.J.C. and Tattersall's Club, and a director of the Moorfield Racing Club. He raced several horses which he had bred. His chief success was when Earl Derby won the Canterbury Cup at Randwick, in the presence of the Prince of Wales. A student of St. Andrew's College, Mr. Bowman graduated B.A at the Sydney University, and was later admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court. He founded the well-known firm of Messrs. Bowman and McKenzie, Solicitors, Bond-street, city, and was senior partner at his death. He was a director of a number of companies, and had many pastoral interests. Mr Bowman was a councillor of St. Andrew's College an old member of the Australian Club, a committeeman of the Pioneers' Club, and a member of the Royal Sydney Golf Club.

He is survived by Mrs. Bowman and four children.

After a service in St. Stephen's Church at 3 p.m. to-day, the cortege will proceed to Singleton, where the burial will take place.

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'Bowman, Arthur (?–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/bowman-arthur-138/text1573, accessed 25 November 2017.

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