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McArthur, Campbell (1864–1953)

Death of Mr Campbell McArthur. A former well known sportsman and resident of Camperdown, in the person of Mr. Campbell McArthur, occurred at Brighton on June 13, at the age of 89 years.

The late Mr. McArthur was a member of the McArthur family, early pioneers of this district. He was the son of the late Mr. Peter McArthur, and was born at Meningoort, in 1864.

He was educated at Geelong College and was the member of the Legislative Assembly for Villiers and Heytesbury from 1900 to 1904.

At one time the late Mr. C. McArthur managed the Meningoort Estate for his father and then took over Lawrenny station, near Caramut, where he remained for six years. While at Lawrenny he succeeded his elder brother, John N. McArthur, as M.L.A. for Villiers and Heytesbury.

After leaving Lawrenny he purchased part of the Meningoort Estate and built the homestead now known as Puunyaart. All his life he was keen on open coursing and owned many champion dogs.

He was president of the National Coursing Club of Victoria for 25 years and was a constant worker for the betterment of the sport he loved.

He was a racing judge at Camperdown for many years and was known for his strength of character, his good humor and his fairness.

The late Mr. McArthur married Miss Alice McLean, of Melbourne in 1898. Mrs. McArthur died about three years ago and there is one son, Mr. Stewart McArthur, of Upwey.

The late Mr. McArthur was a brother of the late Dr. Norman McArthur, of Harrison Street, Camperdown, and of Mr. L. G. McArthur, of Fergusson Street, Camperdown, and was an uncle of Mr. Gordon S. McArthur, M.L.C., of Meningoort, Camperdown.

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'McArthur, Campbell (1864–1953)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcarthur-campbell-15150/text26340, accessed 16 November 2018.

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