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Muggleton, Robert Alexander (1874 - 1955)

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Born: 15 October 1874  Wallabadah, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 1955  Casino, New South Wales, Australia.

Muggleton's father selected land at Dead Horse Gully near Manilla. Muggleton began his schooling at the age of 10, walking five miles to the schoolhouse at Attunga Springs. He left school at 12-1/2 to plough 30 acres of land for wheat. He did station work thereafter at Cobbadah, Bingara and elsewhere then moved around the district ringbarking, shearing and fencing then drove the mail coach from Casino to Coraki. He also worked at bullock driving, sawmilling, building the railway from Lismore to Casino and maintaining the rabbitproof fence.

He joined the army in 1916 and returned to Melbourne in 1918 in poor health; he was discharged on a pension and bought a property at Leeville.

In 1953-54 Muggleton wrote many stories about his life and his memories of early years for the Richmond River Historical Society.

[Brief Biography compiled by Robin Hammond, January/February 2004]

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Sophie Patrick
Created: 26 June 2002
Modified: 7 July 2006

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 23 February 2010

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