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Arthur Yates (1861–1926)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Arthur Yates, whose death occurred at his residence, Didsbury, Shaftesbury-road, Burwood, was prominent in commercial circles and was a well-known charitable worker.

Mr. Yates was born at Manchester, England, in 1861, and when 18 years of age went to New Zealand for health reasons. After a few years he established a seed business at Auckland, and, coming to Sydney in 1887, founded the present business of Arthur Yates and Company, Ltd., seedsmen, of Sussex street, city, of which firm he was governing director at the time of his death. Mr. Yates was a stanch supporter of the Church of England. He was for a number of years a member of the Australian Board of Missions, and was also a member of the Diocesan Synod. He was an active and enthusiastic worker for St. Paul's Church, Burwood. In addition to other branches of philanthropy Mr. Yates took a keen interest in the welfare of children, and his name will be always associated with the establishment of the Boys and Girls' Homes at Burwood, the Millawa Boys' Home at Ashfield, and the Farm Home for Boys at Windsor. He was president of the Millawa Home for many years, and was its most generous supporter. He bore practically the whole of the cost of acquiring and equipping the Farm Home at Windsor. Only recently he gave £600 towards the establishment of a similar home at Morpeth.

Mr Yates is survived by four sons and two daughters. The funeral will leave his late residence at 10.30 o'clock to-day for St. Thomas' Cemetery, Enfield.

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  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 August 1926, p 6
  • probate, Sun (Sydney), 3 September 1926, p 10

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10 May, 1861
Stretford, Lancashire, England


30 July, 1926 (aged 65)
Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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