Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

George Charles Tompson (?–1896)

Many of our readers will regret to learn of the death from heat apoplexy of Mr. G. C. Thompson [George Charles Thomson], 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.

Original publication

Citation details

'Tompson, George Charles (?–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 April 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Thompson, George Charles

January, 1896
Tilpa, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heat stroke