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Garling, Arthur Crawford (1838–1914)

Last week a very old and well- known resident of the district, in the person of Mr. Arthur Crawford Garling, died in Sydney. Deceased was born on 16 May, 1838, in Macquarie-street, Sydney, and was married to Annie Rushby at Mudgee by the Rev. Mr. McEwan on 7th March, 1860. His wife died on 24th May, 1909. She was a native of Broombee (near Mudgee.) The following children survive: Arthur Frederick (Gilgandra), Annie Elizabeth (widow of the late Mr. John Hurley, Haberfield, Sydney), Mrs. T. Wood (Yamble), Charles Clarence (Tooraweenah), Alfred Ernest (Duuedoo), Percival Stuart (late of "Mudgee Western Post" and Orange "Leader," now of Haberfield, Sydney), Albert Edward Hawthorne (Gilgandra), Mrs. Rudder (Bondi, Sydney), Lucy Victoria (who lived with her father at the time of his death at Bondi). The late Mr. Garling was one of the pioneers of Springfield, being the second selector in the district. He came to Springfield, near Gulgong, about 1846 — acquiring a small selection under the Sir John Robertson Act. He was a justice of the peace, and occupied a position on the School Board before the advent of the truant inspectors. He used to teach the children in spare time. Soon after the death of his wife in 1909 he sold his farm at Springfield and lived privately for about three years in Gulgong. He then removed, and lived for about two years at Bondi, where he died. His remains were brought to Gulgong and buried beside those of his late wife. Deceased lived a sober, industrious and exemplary life. In his early days he was in the Bank of New South Wales, but left that institution to go mining. However, he had no success, and so turned to farming.

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'Garling, Arthur Crawford (1838–1914)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/garling-arthur-crawford-23567/text32571, accessed 21 September 2019.

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