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George Bourne (1830–1891)

Mr. George Bourne, sometime an explorer, who died in the Brisbane Hospital on May 26, was in succession squatter, bushman, explorer and public servant. When volunteers were wanted to search for Burke and Wills, Mr. George Bourne threw in his lot with Landsborough, when the latter made his memorable expedition, landing from the Firefly at the Albert, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, and going through to the Warrego, all which is now well known matter of history. Since then he has been Inspector of Stations for the Oriental Bank, Sydney; secretary to the Brisbane Hospital, and more recently a clerk in the Police Department, Brisbane.

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