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Arthur Blake (1878–1957)

The death occurred on 30th March of Mr. Arthur Blake, formerly of Toora, Coonamble, N.S.W., and a member of a well known family of early New South Wales pastoralists.

Mr. Blake was born at Keelendi Station, near Coonamble, which property was then managed by his father for the late Mr. J. B. Rundle, but in 1879 the family went to live at Coonimbia Station, also in the Coonamble district. At that time Coonimbia was owned by Mr. Henry Palmer Blake and his brother, Mr. A. P. Blake, who was then head of the old Melbourne firm of solicitors, Blake and Riggall.

At the age of 28 Mr. Arthur Blake married and took over his own property, Toora, which he managed until enlisting for the first World War. After the war he managed Dartmouth, Muswellbrook, for 12 months, and then in 1920 took over the management of Cambalong, Bombala, N.S.W., for the late Robert Campbell and his family. He remained in this position for 12 years and during that time raised the sheep to a high standard of excellence.

In 1932 Mr. Blake returned to Toora, where he lived till 1949. He then retired from active pastoral interests and moved to Sydney

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