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Fanning, Edward (1848–1917)

Edward Fanning, n.d.

Edward Fanning, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 December 1917

Mr. Edward Fanning died in Melbourne at the end of last month. Mr. Fanning, who was the son of the late Mr. William Fanning, of the firm of Fanning and Nankivell, merchants, was a member of an old Berkshire family. He was born in 1848, and was educated at Eton and Oxford. On arriving in Australia he joined the firm of Fanning and Nankivell, of which his father was the senior partner. He was one of the trustees of the Edward Wilson Estate, and was chairman of the Equity Trustees Company. He was also on the Melbourne board of the London Bank of Australia Limited, a director of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, and of the Carlton and United Breweries, the Castlemaine Brewery, the East Greta Coal Company (N.S.W.), and of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Company. He was a trustee of the Melbourne Club and of the Alexandra Club, and a member of the committee of the Children's Hospital. Mr. Fanning was highly respected and esteemed by all who came in contact with him.

Mrs. Fanning, who survives her husband, is a daughter of the late Mr. David Moore. Mr. Fanning leaves a daughter and two sons, both of whom are on active service abroad - Major Rupert Fanning, who was recently decorated as a member of the Distinguished Service Order, for excellent work with the Australian artillery in France, and Major William Fanning, also an artillery officer.

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'Fanning, Edward (1848–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fanning-edward-368/text369, accessed 12 December 2019.

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