Sir Charles William Clanan Marr
Sir Charles William Clanan Marr (1880 - 1960), by W. J. Mildenhall, courtesy of National Archives of Australia. A3560:6059. .Image Details
MARR, Sir CHARLES WILLIAM CLANAN (1880-1960), engineer, soldier and politician, was born on 23 March 1880 at Petersham, Sydney, son of Hobart-born James Clanan Marr, boot manufacturer, and his Irish wife Ellen, née Nilson. He was educated at Fort Street Model School, Newington College and Sydney Technical College, and played Rugby, and cricket and baseball for Petersham. He joined the New South Wales Public Service in 1896 and was appointed junior assistant in November 1899 in the Postmaster-General's Department, transferring in 1901 to the Commonwealth. On 20 September 1905 he married Ethel May Ritchie at Lewisham. Marr supervised the erection in 1912 of the first of Australia's chain of wireless telegraphy stations at Pennant Hills.
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