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Arthur Philip McManis (1836–1918)

Arthur McManis, n.d.

Arthur McManis, n.d.

photo provided by Ric Lucas

An old Parramatta identity, Mr. Arthur McManis, died at his residence, Western-road, on Saturday, in his 81st year. Mr. McManis was a son of the famous waggon builder, Arthur McManis, whose place of business was in Hunter street. He built the waggons that carried on all the trade in the early days right into the far north, west and south of the colony. In those days Arthur McManis worked with his father, as also did the late Joseph Booth. When McManis, sen., died the business was for many years carried on by Booth and McManis. After retiring from that business Mr. McManis held the position of council clerk for the municipality of Prospect and Sherwood for many years. He was a staunch member of the Parramatta Wesleyan Church. His wife pre-deceased him several years. The remains were interred on Sunday in the Western-road Cemetery, the Rev. T. B. Holmes performing the last rites of the church. He leaves a family of seven—Messrs. Arthur McManis (Cairns), Lance (on the Queensland railways), Mrs. G. T. Erby, Mrs.W. F. H. Neich, Miss Marian McManis, Mrs. Robert Watsford and Mrs. E. White.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 September 1918, p 6

Citation details

'McManis, Arthur Philip (1836–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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Arthur McManis, n.d.

Arthur McManis, n.d.

photo provided by Ric Lucas

Life Summary [details]


2 October, 1836
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


28 September, 1918 (aged 81)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.