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Bourne, Robert (1861–1937)

The death occurred early yesterday morning in a private hospital in Wagga of Mr. Robert Bourne, of 'Oakleigh,' Collingullie, after a short illness at the age of 75 years. Mr. Bourne was born at Plymouth, England, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bourne, of South Australia. He arrived in Australia with his parents when about 17 years of age. He came to New South Wales and settled near The Rock about 42 years ago. Mr. Bourne married Miss Jean Snodgrass, who predeceased him about a year ago. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Snodgrass, of  'Summerlea,' Sandy Creek. He leaves three sons and three daughters. Messrs. William James Stanley, of Gumly; Edward Twopeny and Robert Alan, both of Collingullie; Mrs. George Lawrence, of Junee; Mrs. Leslie Morrow, of Collingullie, and Mrs. Sidney Taylor, of Collingullie; also 30 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Mr. F. T. Bourne, of Ashfield, Sydney; and three sisters, Mrs. E. Twopeny, Mrs. J. Julian, and Mrs. Jacob, all of Adelaide. One brother, Willlam John and a sister, Mrs. Hancock, predeceased him, as also did one daughter, Ethel. Mr. Bourne took great interest in the affairs of his church and was a keen follower of various of sporting activities. He followed farming and grazing pursuits, and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of relatives and friends who were acquainted with his kind and thoughtful actions. The funeral is appointed to leave St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wagga, at 3 o'clock this afternoon for the Wagga cemetery, after a service beginning at 2.45.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW), 30 March 1937, p 7

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'Bourne, Robert (1861–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 September 2020.

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3 June 1861
Plymouth, Devon, England


24 March 1937
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

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