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Arnold, Richard Aldous (Dick) (1849–1923)

from Southern Mail

Mr Richard Aldous Arnold, formerly Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, died at his home ‘Lynthorpe', Bowral, on Wednesday of last week at the age of 75. He was born at Paterson, N.S.W, his father being Mr William Munnings Arnold, for many years Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, and he was sent to Rugby, England, to be educated. Mr Arnold's first appointment was as a junior in the Roads and Bridges Department, but at the age of 20 (1869) he entered the service of the Legislative Assembly, and after a steady career became clerk on February 1 1901, succeeding the late Mr F. W. Webb. He held the position of Clerk–setting a good example to the staff by his own energy and ability—till April 30, 1916, when he retired. Mr Arnold was a great footballer in his youth, and for several years was captain of the old Wallaroos. He was a good all-round athlete, and was noted as a walker and runner. He leaves a widow, two sons— Dr Aldous Arnold and Dr Geoffrey Arnold— and three daughters–Mrs Harold Hicks, and the Misses Arnold. The funeral took place at Bowral, among those present being Drs A. and G. Arnold (sons), Messrs. E. M. Ebsworth (brother-in law), Austin Arnold, Max and Mervyn Arnold (nephews), W. S. Mowle (Clerk of the Legislative Assembly), S. G. Boydell (clerk assistant), J. R. Henderson and H. P. Parish representing Rugby Union). P. Trebeck, Bruce Smith and W Allerton.

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