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Edward John Bayly Macarthur (1870–1933)

Mr. Edward John Bayly-Macarthur, for many years a member of the Bar of New South Wales, died on Saturday at his home at Edgecliff, and was cremated at Rookwood, where a service was conducted by the Rev. Cecil King. A memorial service will be held tomorrow morning at St. Mark's Church, Darling Point.

Mr. Bayly-Macarthur was 63 years of age, and was a grandson of the late Hannibal Macarthur, who was a cousin of the famous John Macarthur, the founder of the grazing industry. He was admitted to the Bar in New South Wales on January 26, 1893, and practised successfully at Common Law until his retirement several years ago. A great interest was taken in cricket, racing, and tennis, but his favourite sports were golfing and yachting. He learned his golf as a member of the old Botany club, and was one of the founders of the Australian Golf Club. He was also a member of the Royal Sydney Golf Club. In 1900 he won the Hampden Cup championship of New South South Wales and the championship of the Australian Golf Club, and in 1905 he won the Royal Sydney Golf Club's championship.

From the age of eight years Mr. Bayly Macarthur was a staunch supporter of sailing and yachting, and at the time of his death held office as vice-commodore of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, of which he first became a member in 1895. He commenced his sailing activities in 1875 in 8ft dinghies, and then became a member of the crew of the Ella and, later, the Meteor, both owned by the late Mr. John Gilchrist. He later sailed in Colonel Gascoigue's Carina and the late Mr. A. G. Milson's famous Era. His own craft included the Wonganella, Gol Gol, Winji Winji, and Nyria. He sailed with success in the races of the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club, his trophies in one season including the club's gold medal for the skipper with the best record, and later the Brothers Cup. When the 21ft restricted class came into being, Mr. Bayly-Macurthur sailed as mainsheet hand in the first E.O.J., but of late years he had confined his activities to the cruising and administrative side of the sport.

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'Bayly Macarthur, Edward John (1870–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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28 October, 1933 (aged ~ 63)
Edgecliff, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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