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Thompson, G. C. (?–1896)

Many of our readers will regret to learn of the death from heat apoplexy of Mr. G. C. Thompson, chairman of the local land board for the Bourke, Wileannia, and Broken Hill districts of New South Wales. Mr. Thompson was an officer of some thirty-three years' standing, having entered the service as a clerk in the Survey office in 1863. He was transferred to the Lands Department in 1867, and subsequently, in 1875, he was appointed Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Warrego district, under the provisions of the Occupation Act of 1862, and in that capacity performed good service. The office of Commissioners was abolished in 1881, and Mr. Thompson was made police magistrate at Cobar, which office he held until the Act of 1884 became law, when he was appointed to his late position. Mr. Thompson was a zealous officer, and his extensive knowledge of the district was of great value to the department.

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'Thompson, G. C. (?–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/thompson-g-c-967/text968, accessed 25 November 2017.

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