Archibald McFarland

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Born: 01 January 1844 Derry Ireland
Died: 03 March 1905 St.Kilda
Career: 1865</b>

Robert Huston McFarland emigrated with his family from what is now Northern Ireland and arrived in Melbourne on board the "Albatross" on October 12 1849.
He was a lawyer and became the solictor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, and he died in 1878.
His sons Archibald*, Robert, and Curtis went to school in Hotham and were also home schooled in the family home.
They either had a hand in establishing the Blues, and, or was a player.
Robert "Bot" Huston(?) McFarland, solicitor, was one of the founders of the Carlton Football Club, and the first President 1864 and 1865.

Little is known of the footballing side of A. McFarland.
Pennings' O.O.A.F. Volume 5 has him listed in 1865, games unknown.
Information may be mixed with Robert McFarland who was at Carlton at the same time.

Brother of Robert McFarland and Curtis McFarland

1865 January 27 Friday
The Age (p5) reported at the Hotham police court yesterday;
Robert H. McFarland, solicitor, sued his son, Archibald McFarland, for wilfully damaging property. The property consisted of flowers and plants in the garden, which the defendant was charged with cutting up.
It being a family squabble, the bench dismissed the case.

1865 July 22
Carlton played the Warehousemans club on the Warehousemans' ground (now the Albert Ground) St. Kilda Road
A. McFarland was named in the 25 man Carlton squad
The McFarland name appeared in most of the Carlton squads this year. Was it Archibald, or (most likely) his brother Robert?

He was a public servant working in the Titles Office 1862 - 1895 and was appointed Sherriff of Victoria in 1895
A founder of the Carlton Cricket Club and the Carlton Football Club.
From "A Biographical Register 1788 -1939 Vol 2 L-Z" (LaTrobe University)



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