Mr A F (Arthur Frederick) Garling and his wife attended the dying Sarah Mawbey and her three dead children, Grace, Percy and Hilda.
He was at the time the district coroner.
Mr Garling also took Mrs Mawbey's dying depositions.
There is a post of a recollection of this tragic night written by their daughter, Jean Garling, already on this blog under the heading, 'An Insider's Report'.
The recollection was published in the Melbourne Argus newspaper on Saturday 21 July 1934.
Jean has a room dedicated to her memory at the Mitchell Library for the support she gave it when she lived in Sydney.
MR. A. F. GARLING.
Mr. A. F. Garling, a prominent and well-known business man, was found dead at breakfast time this morning. He was 64 years of age, and was a native of Mudgee, where in his early days he was employed by James Loneragan, Ltd. Later he opened a storekeeping business on his own account at Tooraweenah, and about 20 years ago shifted to Gilgandra, where he established a very lucrative business, which grew to large proportions. Five years ago he sold out to the Western Stores, Ltd. For a number of years he was prominent in all progressive movements for the welfare of the district. The funeral will take place to-morrow.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 5 May 1924
LATE MR. A. F. GARLING.
The estate of the late Mr. Arthur Frederick Garling, retired storekeeper, of Gilgandra, who died on February 22 last, has, for probate purposes, been valued at £42,797, the whole of which the testator left to his widow and children.
Mr Garling's father, A. C. Garling was born in Sydney and left the employ of the Bank of New South Wales to try his luck at the goldfields at Gulgong.