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Rotton, Arthur Eardley (1868–1928)

Mr. Arthur Eardley Rotton, who had resided in the Wellington district for 30 years, died at the age of 59 years. He was a native of Bathurst, and was secretary of the Wellington P.A. and H. Society, and of the Wellington Picnic Race Club, vice-president of the Trotting club, an active member of the turf club, president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and took a great interest in all matters for the welfare of the town. His sister, Mrs. Keightley, rode from Rockley to Bathurst to secure the ransom demanded by Ben Hall and his gang who held her husband prisoner until she returned with the money. Mr. Rotton is survived by Mrs. Rotton and seven children.

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'Rotton, Arthur Eardley (1868–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/rotton-arthur-eardley-14536/text25648, accessed 8 December 2019.

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