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William Mylam Garling (1841–1929)

The death occurred at Hunter's Hill on Saturday, March 30th, of Mr. William M. N. Garling, the last of a family of nine grandchildren of Mr. Frederick Garling, who arrived in New South Wales from England in 1815 to fill the office of Crown Solicitor. He was 89 years of age.

Mr. Garling spent much of his early life on cattle stations in the northern part of New South Wales, among which were Gunyan, Gunywarrildi, and Texas, all owned by his- brother-in-law, the late Mr. Sloper Cox. He later managed another of Mr. Cox's properties, Hobartville, at Richmond, where he interested himself in municipal affairs, filling the position of Mayor for several years. From that time up to the time of his retirement he engaged in the horse auctioneering business. His chief interest lay in stock, and he was considered one of the leading judges of his day. Mr. Garling was a great lover of art, his father having been a marine painter of note.

Mr. Garling was twice married, and his youngest son was killed at the war. He is survived by Mrs. Garling and one son, Mr. R. W. Garling, of Hunter's Hill, and also by a son and daughter of the first marriage—Mr. D'Arcy Garling (of Wagga) and Mrs. E. A. Fisher (of Chatswood.)

A re-union, which included all branches of the Garling family, was held at Mr. W. M. Garling's home last year. Mr. Gerald Garling, manager of the Parkes branch of the Bank of New South Wales, is a nephew of the deceased gentleman.

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'Garling, William Mylam (1841–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 April 2024.

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19 February, 1841
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


30 March, 1929 (aged 88)
Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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