Charles Mark Ranclaud
Charles Mark Ranclaud (1851 - 1931), by unknown photographer, courtesy of Lake Macquarie City Library. .Image Details
RANCLAUD, CHARLES MARK (1851-1931), company executive and soldier, was born on 31 July 1851 at Gosford, New South Wales, son of James St John Ranclaud, settler, and his wife Eliza, née Wood. He was educated at West Maitland Grammar School and at Newcastle Presbyterian School where he later became a pupil-teacher. 'Sedate', 'of pleasing appearance' with 'a robust frame', he had tried dairy farm work, but preferred teaching; he was recommended for permanent employment under the Council of Education in late 1868.
In 1872 Ranclaud entered the service of the Australian Agricultural Co. as junior clerk at its Newcastle office. It was an eventful era for the company: its station Warrah was undergoing major internal paddocking and the Hamilton coal-mine was being consolidated. When major shareholder criticism of E. C. Merewether resulted in his ...Read more at the source website