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Blanche, Arthur Henry (1885–1955)

Mr. Arthur Henry Blanche, who died recently at his home in Roseville, N.S.W., was one of the best known figures in the pastoral agency business in New South Wales.

Born in Melbourne 70 years ago, he was educated and spent his early life in the Hay district, N.S.W. Later he was employed by Braim Stevenson and Co., stock and station agents, Hay, where, as confidential secretary to the late A. G. Stevenson, he obtained the foundation of his great knowledge of pastoral affairs.

He joined Wilkinson and Lavender Pty. Ltd. in 1911 and was with that company for about 25 years as outside salesman, both for property and stock. He later joined the firm of Pitt, Son and Badgery Ltd. as manager of their stock and station department, only retiring from that company a few years ago.

For many years Mr. Blanche supervised Telleraga, Moree, N.S.W., and Hunters Vale, Scone, N.S.W., for the late Captain J. W. W. Bridges and was managing trustee for the late Gordon Ayre, of Waverley and Irish Lords Stations, near Ivanhoe, N.S.W. Until quite recently he had also been acting pastoral inspector for the Australian Estates Co. Ltd. for their far western properties in New South Wales.

Mr. Blanche leaves a widow, two married daughters and one son, Tom, who is managing for the Estate of the late Captain J. W. W. Bridges, Hunters Vale, Scone.

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