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McArthur, John Neil (1857–1917)

John McArthur, n.d.

John McArthur, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 April 1917

The death occurred suddenly in Melbourne last month of Mr. John Neil McArthur, of Meningoort Station, Camperdown, Victoria, one of the best-known stationowners and racing men in that State, at fifty-nine years of age. He was the son of the late Mr. Peter McArthur, of Meningoort, one of the pioneers of the Western District of Victoria, having arrived there in 1839, and inheriting the station from his father, resided there for the greater portion of his life. Mr. J. N. McArthur was educated at the Geelong College, Victoria, under Dr. George Morrison, and later went to the Melbourne University. For some years he held a seat in the Legislative Assembly, but it was as a thoroughly genuine sportsman that he was best known, and there were no more popular colours on the principal racecourses in the Commonweath than his. Although an owner and breeder of horses, he was an absolute non-better, which is somewhat unique, but with regard to his connection with the turf we cannot do better than recommend readers to "Fife and Drum's" Sporting Notes in this issue.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Colac Herald (Vic), 4 June 1917, p 2

Citation details

'McArthur, John Neil (1857–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcarthur-john-neil-7766/text677, accessed 5 August 2020.

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