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Andrew Johnston Arndell (1854–1936)

Mr. Andrew Johnston Arndell, aged 82, who died at a private hospital at Darlinghurst on Monday, was the great-grandson of Surgeon Thomas Arndell, R.N., one of the medical officers who arrived at Port Jackson by the First Fleet, under Governor Phillip, on January 26, 1788. 

Mr. Arndell was born on Hope Farm, Cattai, which has been portion of the family property since 1794. He joined the Postal Department in 1872, and he became appointment clerk in 1806, and chief clerk in 1904. He retired to his farm at the age of 60 years. His wife, who died a year ago, was formerly Miss Amelia Reading, daughter of James Reading, one of the first booksellers and stationers in Sydney.

Mr. Arndell has left one son, Mr. R. A. Arndell, of Hope Farm, Cattai, and one daughter, Miss C. E. Arndell, of Roseville.

The funeral took place yesterday in the old Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Ebenezer. The Rev A. J. Carter, Presbyterian minister of Ebenezer, conducted the services at the church and graveside and the address was delivered by the Rev. G. R. S. Reid, Moderator-General. The Rev. H. W. Whittle, of Richmond, also assisted. The chief mourners were Mr. R. A. Arndell (son), Mr. A. S. Arndell (brother) and his wife, Messrs. A. A. Ronald, and T. Arndell (nephews), Misses M. and F. M. Arndell (nieces), and Miss J. Arndell (granddaughter).

Among those present were Mr. E. Becher (representing the Postmaster-General's Department), Messrs. J. W. Kitto (Australian Broadcasting Commission) and F. Wyssall (former Deputy Postmaster-General), Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Robinson, Messrs. G. V. Robinson. R. Robinson, H. S. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. J. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. P. Gregg. Mr. D. Gregg, Mr. W. H. Dean, Messrs Brinsley Hall, H. Johnston, Pulsford, Baum, K. S. Balmer, C. J. Balmer. R. A. May, Carter, and J. W.

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'Arndell, Andrew Johnston (1854–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


25 February, 1854
Cattai, New South Wales, Australia


24 August, 1936 (aged 82)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (lung)

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.