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George Thomas Bonnor (1825–1898)

Another of the old landmarks of Bathurst has been called away by death. Mr. George Bonnor, one of the oldest residents in Bathurst, died last night. Until within the past fortnight he had been enjoying good health, but since then he has been seriously ill, and since Friday last his life was despaired of. Mr. Bonnor was one of the oldest native-born Bathurstians, and was 73 years of age. He was born at Raglan and has resided in the district throughout his long life. He was the son of the late Mr Robert Bonnor, and for many years followed agricultural and grazing pursuits. He was also engaged in butchering in Bathurst, but for many years past has lived retired, enjoying the rest to which his former busy life entitled him. Mr. Bonnor always led a quiet, un-obtrusive life, rarely, if ever, being found taking a prominent part in public affairs. His widow and several children survive him.

[We understand that Mr. Bonnor was the father of Mrs. J. E. Ireland, of Lithgow. He was buried in the Church of England cemetery at Kelso, the service being conducted by the Rev. W. F. Oakes (Church of England) and Rev. A. J. Webb (Wesleyan). The funeral was largely attended.]

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Additional Resources

  • funeral notice, National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), 12 July 1898, p 3

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'Bonnor, George Thomas (1825–1898)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 May 2024.

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3 January, 1825
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia


11 July, 1898 (aged 73)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

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