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Georgiana Kennedy Gale (1867–1946)

With the death in New South Wales recently of Mrs. G. K. Gale, another link with the early days of this State was broken. Prior to her marriage, the late Mrs. Gale was Miss Georgiana Kennedy Richardson-Bunbury. The town of Bunbury was named after her father, William Richardson Bunbury.

Mrs. Gale was married in the now-historic homestead, Fairlawn, at Busselton, in November, 1896, to the late Walter Augustus Gale, C.M.G., whose name was associated with the development of Western Australia, and who was a close friend of Lord Forrest. For the ceremony, the house was decorated throughout with West Australian wild flowers.

Mr. Gale, with his wife, left this State in 1902 and was Clerk to the House of Representatives from the first session of the Commonwealth Parliament until its first meeting in Canberra, where he died in 1927.

Mrs. Gale spent some of her schooldays in Switzerland, and in her early married life lived in Western Australia and Victoria. More recently she resided with her youngest son, Mervyn, in Queensland and N.S.W., where her daughter, Doreen, lives. Her two elder sons, Messrs. Frederick and Dermot Gale, now live in America.

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'Gale, Georgiana Kennedy (1867–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Richardson-Bunbury, Georgiana Kennedy

Busselton, Western Australia, Australia


14 January, 1946 (aged ~ 79)
Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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