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Boon, Isaac Flitcroft (1856–1938)

Mr. Isaac Flitcroft Boon, 82, died recently at his home, Murray street, Albert Park. He was a colonist of about 58 years, arriving with his late wife and mother and the late Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Boon and family, in the steamer Sorata, famous for having run on a rock near Cape Jervis, and being subsequently patched up and towed off. Mr. Boon followed the occupation of painter and decorator, and was a staunch unionist. He was a past president of the Port Adelaide Painters' Society, when the New Australia movement was formed about 44 years ago, to establish a settlement in Paraguay, South America, Mr. Boon disposed of his home to proceed with his family to that country, but did not get an opportunity to do so. He left two sons, Messrs. E. and C. Boon, and two daughters, Mrs. B. E. Bradey and Miss Ethel Boon, eight grandchildren and a great-grandson. The late Corporal William Irving Boon (A.I.F.). who was a prominent member of the Port Adelaide Football and Cricket Clubs prior to the Great War was a son.

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'Boon, Isaac Flitcroft (1856–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/boon-isaac-flitcroft-1653/text1762, accessed 17 September 2019.

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