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Munns, George Saxby (1842–1933)

Mr. George Saxby Munns, an old pioneer of the Clarence River district, died yesterday, aged 91. He was born near Maitland in 1842.

His father, a master mariner, came out from England to settle in Australia, and with Dr. Dobie was among the first five persons to enter the mouth of the Clarence River.

Having lived in various parts of the State Munns came to this district 63 years ago. He could relate many interesting stories of encounters with bushrangers in the early days. On one occasion he was forced to hand over a new saddle to Thunderbolt who, however, gave him an old one in return and something else to boot.

Munns leaves two sons and two daughters. Six grandchildren acted as pallbearers.

Original publication

  • Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld), 20 April 1933, p 32 (view original)

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