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Manchee, Arthur Frederick (Dick) (1874–1956)

Arthur Manchee, n.d.

Arthur Manchee, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 17 December 1956

The death occurred in Sydney last month of Mr. Arthur Frederick Manchee, the last surviving member of his generation of one of the best-known pastoral families in Australia. The fifth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Manchee, of Glen Moan, Quirindi, N.S.W., Mr. A. F. Manchee was born at Doondi, St. George, Q., in 1874 and educated at The Kings School, Parramatta, N.S.W., where he was prominent in practically all sports, but particularly cricket and rugby. He captained the school's teams in both these sports and subsequently played rugby with the famous Wallaroos.

On leaving school the late Mr. Manchee worked for some time as a jackeroo on the family property, Binniguy, Moree, N.S.W., before returning to Sydney to gain commercial experience. His executive abilities were soon widely recognised and his services were keenly sought. He became a member of the boards of Grazcos—of which he was a foundation member, Globe Woollen Mills, Sydney Meat Preserving Co., Country Broadcasting Services, Australian Guarantee Corporation, Eldorado, and other companies. He was also a member of The Kings School council.

The late Arthur Frederick Manchee is survived by his widow, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Sparke, of Gingie, Walgett, N.S.W., and by one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Raleigh, of Warrah, Morven, Q., and two sons, Richard Sparke Manchee, of Binniguy, and Alan Sparke Manchee, of Weetah, Moree.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 17 December 1956, p 1547 (view original)

Citation details

'Manchee, Arthur Frederick (Dick) (1874–1956)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/manchee-arthur-frederick-dick-665/text666, accessed 19 June 2019.

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Arthur Manchee, n.d.

Arthur Manchee, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 17 December 1956