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George Saxby Munns (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.

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'Munns, George Saxby (1842–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/munns-george-saxby-15323/text26532, accessed 24 February 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1842
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Death

14 April, 1933 (aged ~ 91)
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia

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