Gilbert MacArthur was born in 1832 in Scotland. He was married in 1869 in Sydney to Louisa Owen (1847-1911). They had six sons and three daughters. He died on 29 July 1899, aged 67 years.
Occupation & interests
MacArthur arrived in Sydney in 1838 with his Scottish parents. The pottery works he operated at Camperdown on Parramatta Road was in operation from 1867 to 1899; he also lived on site at the pottery works. It was Clyde Pottery Road after his birthplace in Scotland.
Local government service
Gilbert MacArthur was an alderman on Camperdown Council in 1896-98.
Sydney Morning Herald, 16 October 1867, p. 8
Sydney Morning Herald, 5 November 1870, p. 5
‘Borough of Camperdown’, New South Wales Government Gazette, 29 November 1895, p. 7784, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222321353
Obituary, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 August 1899, p. 4, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14227284