An extarodinary man.
"Blowering Run No. 176"
E G Brown purchased Blowering Station from Captain John Charles & Edith Whitty, JP. Then sold it to Joseph & Jane Lambert.
Edward George BROWN
Edward George BROWN, was born in Denmark to english parents John BROWN & Charlotte DOWLING
On 23 January 1838, John and Charlotte Brown, their children, a nanny and three servants arrived in Sydney from England on the Marquis of Hastings. Although the voyage had lasted four months, number of passengers, including John Brown, were so satisfied with the journey that they published an open letter in The Sydney Herald to the captain of the ship. The letter stated that "after a very agreeable passage we cannot deny ourselves the pleasure of expressing to you our high sense of the obligations we owe you for your unremitting attention to our comfort during the voyage, and we request you will accept our sincere thanks."
The children of John and Charlotte who arrived on the Marquis of Hastings were Harriet, Louisa, John, William, Eliza, Edward, Charles, Edith, Gustava and Sigismunda. Herbert, Nugent and Walterus were born in Australia.
John Brown was 51 years old when he and his family arrived in Australia. When the family found a property which suited their purposes at "Upper Paterson" (now Gresford) in the Hunter Valley, Brown named it Colstoun after his ancestral home in Haddington, Scotland.
John and Charlotte Brown and their children were pioneers in New South Wales. They unleashed a great deal of energy, talent, courage and tenacity upon the colony. Some of the large family settled in the Upper Paterson area, while others moved to other parts of Australia. A few, once married, returned to the United Kingdom and Wiiliam, who had been born in India, went to China where, in 1847, he was killed whilst in the Huangpu District, Guangdong province. John Brown referred to his son as being "barbarously murdered by the Chinese at Canton together with five of his companions."
1846 saw Mr Edward George Brown came to Blowering Station to work for his brother-in-law & sister John Charles & Louisa Whitty, the then owners of the Blowering Run.
Owner - Tumut Plains and Wermatong
Tumut Shire Councillor
Eight years later in 1854 Mr Edward George Brown married 17 year old Miss Amelia Matilda Shelley eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs George & Amelia Shelly at their home on the "Tumut Plains" Run, NSW. - (Ref NSW BDM V1854892 41B/1854).
1. 1856 Edward Charles BROWN, was born in TUMUT, NSW. was baptised on the 27th July, 1856 in the C/E Church in the Parish of Tumut, in the Dioces of Canberra,in River Road, Tumut, by the Rev.Samuel Fox. In 1884 he married Miss Reginald Clara RANKIN in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 7221/1884. - He died in 1932 in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 17662/1932).
2. 1857 Arthur Henry Brown, parents Edward George (Shown as a Squatter) & Amelia Matilda was born in TUMUT, NSW. - (Ref - NSW BDM 11484)
3. 12604/1858 BROWN, (MALE) parents EDWARD G & AMELIA in TUMUT, NSW.
4. 1860 Fanny Louise BROWN, whose parents were Edward George & Amelia Matilda was born in TUMUT, NSW. - (REf NSW BDM 12832 and Extract from the C/E Parish of Tumut, in the Diocese of Canberra and Mrs Rhonda Roddy). Records show tha Fanny Louise died in 1832 in Tumut, NSW. - (Ref NSW BDM 2172)
5. 1862 Effie Matilda BROWN, whoes parents were Edward George & Amelia Matilda was born in TUMUT, NSW. - (Ref NSW BDM 14137 was Baptised in the C/E Church, River Road, Tumut on the 30th December, 1862 - Effie died in 1880 in Tumut, NSW. - (Ref NSW BDM 10448 and Mrs Rholda Roddy.)
6. 1864 Walter Bland BROWN, whose parents were Edward George & Amelia Matilda was born in TUMUT, NSW.- (Ref NSW BDM 15463) He was baptised on the 8th April, 1865in the C/E Church, River Road, Tumut - Ref Church Extract and Mrs Rholda Roddy).
7. 1866 Amelia Sydney BROWN, whose parents were Edward George & Amelia Matilda was born in TUMUT,NSW. She was baptised in the C/E Church, River Road, Tumut on the 7th December, 1886 - Ref Extract from Baptism Records and Mrs Rhonda Roddy.)- (Ref NSW BDM 15536)
8. 1868 Walterus Le Brun BROWN whose parents were Edward George & Amelia Matilda was born in Tumut, NSW. - he was baptised in the C/E Church, River Street, Tumut. (Ref Extract from the Parish of Tumut in the Diocese of Canberra and Mrs Rhonda Roddy.)
9. 1869 Emily BROWN, whose parents were Edward George & Amelia Matilda was born in TUMUT, NSW. - (REf NSW BDM 18731) Emily was baptised in the C/E Church, River Road, Tumut. By the Rev. W H Pownall - (Ref Church Baptisms Record dated the 16th January, 1870) - died in 1869 in Tumut.
10. 18282/1871 BROWN, UNNAMED parents EDWARD G & AMELIA M in TUMUT, NSW. - died in 1871 in Tumut.
11. 1873 - BROWN — June 21, at Blowering, Tumut, the wife of F. G. Brown, Esq., of a son. - - (Ref-The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 12 July 1873). - Also in the NSW BDM Records show 19558/1873 Malcolm George BROWN, whose parents were Edward George & Amelia Matilda was born in TUMUT, NSW. He was baptised in the C/E Church, River Road, Tumut, NSW, by the Rev D E Jones. His fathers employment shown as a Squatter. - (Ref Extract from Church Baptism Records and Mrs Rhonda Roddy) and (Ref NSW BDM 19558) - died in 1944 in Orange.- (Ref - NSW BDM 4534/1944).
12. 1874 Ethel Vyner BROWN, whose parents were Edward George & Amelia Matilda was born in TUMUT, NSW.- (REf NSW BDM 20176) Ethel was baptised in the C/E Church, River Road, Tumut, NSW on the 18th February, 1875 by the Rev D E Jones, he fathers occupation was shown as a squatter. (Ref Extract from Paish of Tumut in the Diosece of Canberra and Mrs Rholda Roddy) - died in 1954 in Hornsby, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 1813/1954)
13. 21166/1876 BROWN, UNNAMED parents EDWARD GEORGE & AMELIA MATILDA in TUMUT, NSW. - died in 1876 in Tumut.
14. In 1878 Daisy B BROWN, was born in TUMUT, NSW. - (REf NSW BDM 23090/1878) In 1919 Daisy B married Mr Surtee S COOKE, in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 4313).
15. 27526/1881 BROWN, UNNAMED parents EDWARD GEORGE & AMELIA MATILDA in TUMUT, NSW. - died in 1881 in Tumut.
1836 - December 21, 1836 - Birth of Amelia - Paramatta, N.S.Wales, Australien
1854 - December 12, 1854 - Age 17 - Marriage of Amelia to Edward Brown - Plains House, Tumut. NSW
1856 - March 1, 1856 - Age 19 - Birth of Edward Brown - East Blowering.NSW
1857 - May 15, 1857 - Age 20 - Birth of Arthur Brown - NSW
1858 - December 17, 1858 - Age 21 - Birth of Arthur Brown - Tumut, NSW
1860 - August 2, 1860 - Age 23 - Birth of Fanny Brown - East Blowering, NSW
1862 - December 5, 1862 - Age 25 - Birth of Effie Brown - West Blowering, NSW
1864 - October 22, 1864 - Age 27 - Birth of Walter Brown - West Blowering, NSW
1866 - October 19, 1866 - Age 29 - Birth of Amelia Broun - West Blowering, NSW
1869 - July 28, 1869 - Age 32 - Birth of Emily Broun - West Blowering, NSW - (Ref- http://www.geni.com/people/Amelia-Brown/6000000017632364182).
Mr. Edward George Brown, ex-M.L.A., first Mayor of Tumut, and one of the oldest residents, died to-day from the effects of an apoplectic seizure. The deceased was 66 years of age. He was intimately identified with this town and district.
Original publication - Sydney Morning Herald, 5 August 1895, p 5 (view original)
- profile, Australian Town and Country Journal, 13 August 1887, p 27
- contests an action for slander, Australian Town and Country Journal, 1 October 1892, p 13
-funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 August 1895, p 5
- a meeting of Tumut residents proposes to erect a memorial in his honour, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 August 1895, p 5
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Brown, John (father) go to Obituaries Australia entry
Walsh, Elizabeth (sister)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Sigismunda (sister)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, John Dowling (brother)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Herbert Harrington (brother)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Nugent Wade (brother)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Walterus Le Brun (brother)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Whitty, John Charles (brother-in-law) go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Walter (brother-in-law)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Walsh, William Henry (brother-in-law)go to Obituaries Australia entrygo to ADB entry
Whitty, Charles Dowling (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Whitty, Henry Tarlton (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Walsh, William Henry (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Percy (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, John Dowling (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Edward John (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Walter Sigismund (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, William Le Brun (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Walsh, Western (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Herbert Lindeman (nephew)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Harris, Hamlyn Lavicourt (business partner) go to Obituaries Australia entry
Taylor, John (employee)go to Obituaries Australia entry
Brown, Edward George (1829–1895)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/brown-edward-george-14341/text25412, accessed 15 July 2013. - (Ref- http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/brown-edward-george-14341).
1867 - Appointments.-His Excellency the Govornor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has been please to appoint the undermentioned gentlemen to be Magistrates of the colony, viz. Edward Georg Brown, Blowering, Tumut. - (Ref- Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875)(about) Previous issue Friday 19 April 1867).
1867 - NEW NOTICES. - Mr Hums to ask the Secretary for Lands,- The date of Mr E G Brown's application for the 60 acres of land at East Blowering, near Tumut, conditionally purchased by Mr Henry Napthali on the 22nd Auguet, I860 2 Why Mr Nopthali's purchase has been declared cancelled by Mr Brown's application, as per notice from the Department of Lands of the 13th August, 1867, the former party having resided upon and improved the land, and complied with the other provisions of the law. - (REf- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 11 September 1867).
1870 RENTS NOT PAID. - Rent, or portion of rent, of Runs of Crown Lands, in the Second Class Settled and Unsettled Districts, have not been paid for year 1870; Fine of 10% on overdue Rent
Charlotte BROWN - West Blowering; £20. - 1868, GOVERNMENT GAZETTE - The Government Gazette of last night contains the following; notiflcations - APPLICATIONS TO PURCHASE.- Charlotte Brown, of West Blowering; Charles Darby Bardwell, of Oborne. - (Ref- Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875)(about) Previous issue Saturday 4 July 1868).
L. F. De SALIS - Upper Goberagandera; £10.- (Ref-http://www.dcstechnical.com.au/Rusheen/1.0_People.htm)
Also in 1854 not long after the marriage Mr John Charles Whitty, George's brother-in-law sold the "Blowering Run" to Edward G and Whitty then returned home to England.
George and Amelia Brown then followed a successful life as "squatters" for many years in the Blowering Valley.
Their next venture after their sale of Blowering to Joseph & Jane Lambert, was to acquire the "Tumut PLains Station"
SYDNEY WOOL SALE - 45 bails of AA o\ur West Blowering, from the Tumut district. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 21 December 1894).
4547/1857 BROWN, ARTHUR parents EDWARD & AMELIA in TUMUT, NSW.
16900/1953 BROWN, LEO FRANCIS CARL parents EDWARD & AMELIA in NEWTOWN
1660/1968 BROWN, HENRY VINCENT CARL parents EDWARD & AMELIA in SYDNEY
4531/1877 JONES, JOSEPH married BROWN, MARY in TUMUT
7228/1884 COX, PATRICK J married BROWN, EMILY J B in TUMUT
7117/1889 MANN, ALLAN G F married BROWN, AMELIA S in TUMUT
4473/1899 DIBBS, ROBERT C married BROWN, EMILY H in TUMUT
5173/1902 SMITH, JAMES W married BROWN, HESTER F in TUMUT
9089/1908 DEAN, HENRY A married BROWN, ADA C in TUMUT
12236/1908 DICKSON, WALTER T married BROWN, JESSIE in TUMUT
7565/1912 CROUCH, HAROLD H married BROWN, MIRIAM N in TUMUT
6189/1909 REED, GWYNNE MC D married BROWN, TERESA M in TUMUT
3479/1868 KUNSTLER, LOUIS married BROWN, MARGARET N in TUMUT
12456/1954 MANSON,RONALD FREDERICK W BROWN, BESSIE VERA in TUMUT
4310/1919 JOHNSON, HERBERT L married BROWN, ANNA P A in TUMUT
19789/1920 WHATMAN, HAROLD J married BROWN, EVA A in TUMUT
17256/1924 CRAIN, FRANK G married BROWN, VIOLET in TUMUT
12644/1930 CRAIN, JOHN T married BROWN, DORIS in TUMUT
17980/1933 HOFFLICK, ARTHUR married BROWN, IDA M in TUMUT
10892/1939 CRAMPTON, HAROLD married BROWN, JEAN MARY in TUMUT
16687/1949 LITTLE, ALEXANDER married BROWN, ETHEL MARGARET ANN in TUMUT
6776/1951 FORD,GEORGE KEVIN married BROWN, AMELIS MARION in TUMUT
News paper article 9.9.1930 in Tumut Advocate.
Presentation and Send Off to Mr & Mrs Brown & the Misses Brown
Edward became the first mayor of Tumut and a was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. He was one of the earliest residents of Tumut and had gone to the area in 1846 to work for his brother-in-law, John Charles Whitty. When Witty returned to England, Edward purchased Witty's property. Edward later went into partnership with Hamlyn Lavicourt Harris whose sister had married J. C. Witty's son, Henry. There was a close relationship between the Witty, Brown and Harris families.
DEATH OF JOHNNY TAYLOR. TUE - following article and lines on the death of John Taylor, a native of Gininderra, have been handed to us for publication, and are taken from the Tumut and Adelong Times:
".Taylor was brought up on the station of Mr Davis, of Gininderra, in the Queanbeyan district, where he remained till he was thirteen years. of age.
He then came to Tumut, and entered the service of Mr E. G Brown, of Blowering, in whose employ he was till within a month of his death. He I was well tended: but, like all his race, the moment sickness overtook him, his physical energies became paralysed he had no power did not even " make an effort to shake himself. up,". but quietly lay down and died.
In a cattle muster, in a drafting yard, or in travelling with stock he was perfectly at home, and his services always valuable. Besides, he was thoroughly trustworthy, so much so, indeed, that Mr Brown has frequently given him charge of a mob of cattle, and even empowered him to sell.
In all athletic exercises he excelled; few could beat him in a foot-race, and he was the best all round cricketer in the district.
His funeral, which took place on Monday, was attended by fifty or sixty respectable people, not ashamed to pay the last tribute of respect to a fellow being, though his skin was black. Not the in last affecting sight at the funeral was the solitary representative of the male aboriginals in the district following as chief mourner. There was no deception about his grief; he could not hide it, and lacked the policy to feign it. The Rev. Mr Jones read the impressive funeral service. We hope to see a move among the townspeople to erect some, simple memorial in the shape of a tombstone over his, grave.' - (Ref- http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/taylor-john-johnny-14342).
As a fitting tribute to the memory of one of our old pioneers, who spent nearly 55 years in Tumut, and whose death we announced in our last, we give herewith a brief outline of Mr. Mr Nat Reville's life. He and his wife came to Tumut on August 10, 1855, from County Armagh, in Ireland, as an immigrant in the ship Glorianna. Mr. Reville, on arrival in Tumut, went straight to Mr. E. G. Brown, then owner of East Blowering, and remained in his service between two or three years in a generally useful capacity. Leaving that employ, he purchased a bullock team, and gave his time to carrying, he carried this on for some time and then went brickmaking with two old identities who have long passed away, viz: Mr. Charles Dean father of Messrs Stephen and Thomas Dean, of Tumut, and George Ellis. The site of their brickyard was on the terrace above Dr. Mason's Mill Dairy, at the back of the Railway Station. This was in about the year 1860. They were the principal brick makers here in those days. The bricks in the R. C. Convent School and those in his residence in which he died being a portion of their manufacture. Mr. Reville, abandoning brickmaking, took to carting and wood and water hauling, and followed it for years. In the seventies he joined the Sons of Temperance, in which he filled the highest offices for years, and in later days he often expressed regret at leaving an order that was the means of letting a little sunshine into his life. The effects of a broken leg imperfectly set, caused him (at the time) months of suffering, and was a constant worry to him for the remain- der of his life. For some time previous to his death, he still showed, however, his erst while activity in performing a little market gardening, and successfully growing cabbage and tobacco plants. He leaves behind one daughter (Mrs W. Clout, Tumut) to mourn her loss. A son and a daughter, as well as his wife, predeceased him. Dr. Mason had attended deceased since the Monday before his death. The funeral took place on Friday last. Mr. James Elphick was the undertaker, and Rev. W. D. Kennedy officiated at the grave. We tender the friends of the departed one our deepest condolence. - (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 17 May 1910 Page 2).