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Langley, Alfred (1864–1936)

Mr. Alfred Langley, whose funeral took place yesterday morning, represented a family well known in coastal shipping circles for over 80 years. His father, in 1854, established the firm of Langley Bros. and Co. which traded with small vessels mainly on the south coast as far south as the Shoalhaven. Later, a contract was obtained to take supplies to the lighthouse at Tweed Heads and at the same time sugar and cedar loading was brought to Sydney. In 1900 the business was taken over by two brothers Alfred and Robert Langley. They replaced the sailing vessels with steamers. About 10 years ago the business was merged in that of the North Coast Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.

The interment took place at the Field of Mars Cemetery. Before the cortege left the home at Turramurra a short service was conducted by the Rev. A. D. Marchant who spoke of Mr. Langley as a man of enterprise and integrity in business and a generous supporter of all worthy movements.

The chief mourners were Mrs Langley (widow), Messrs. Robert Langley and William Langley (sons), Miss Julia Langley (daughter), Messrs. William Langley (brother), William Langley, junr., R. J. Langley, R. Braithwaite, P. Braithwaite, H. M. Barrie and J. A. M. Barrie (nephews), J. A. Barrie (brother-in-law), Mrs. Braithwaite (niece) and Mrs. W. Langley.

Others present were Sir Allen Taylor, M.L.C., Alderman Arthur McElhone, Dr. Eric Aspinall, Dr. L. Pollock, Dr. A. M. Aspinall, Professor Charteris, Mrs. Bettley Cooke (Turramurra Scouts and Cubs) Messrs. W. T. McBride, W. G. Geikie, D. E. Miller, W. Whitehead, P. Peterson, H. J. Witts, A. Macintosh, E. Lufft, P. J. Drew (Associated Country Sawmillers), Alexr Watt, W. D. Morton (Permanent Trustee Co.), J. Banks, T. M. Banks, J. A. Pollock, F. D. Layton, F. A. Sargeant, H. A. Breckenridge, W. A. Rand (Rand and Drew), J. Keith Eaton (John W. Eaton Ltd), A. Nettleton (president, Warrawee Bowling Club) and A. G. Thomas and E. A. McMahon (representing the club), R. B. Thompson, F. Dale, E. D. Pike (E. D. Pike and Co. ), B. W. Perkin, Captain S. Coulter, and E. P. Cranford, E. H. Hannell and W. Cochrane (North Coast S.N. Co.), W. F. Hogan (W. F. Hogan and Co.), A. L. Miller (Illawarra and South Coast S.N. Co. ), F. J. Ludowici (J. C. Ludowici and Son), C. H. Shepherd and L. S. Bray (Bank of N.S.W.), G. P. Sinclair (Newcastle and Hunter River S.S. Co.), R. M. Millar (Clyde Sawmilling and Shipping Co. Ltd. ), Geo. Clubb (Clubb and Hibble), Fredk. H. Corke (Sydney and Suburban Timber Merchants Association), S. J. Calphy and Thos. Mulhearn (Mulhearn Bros. Ltd., D. S. Hughes, H. W. Hiscox, Maurice T. Selosse, Alex. Perrett, W. T. Kelk and C. Flowerdew.

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'Langley, Alfred (1864–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/langley-alfred-13882/text24750, accessed 19 October 2021.

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