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Towner, George (1856 - 1947)

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Born: 17 April 1856  Congewai, near Millfield, New South Wales.  Died: 16 August 1947  Ballina, New South Wales.

Born at Congewai, near Cessnock, NSW, George Towner went to the Richmond River district at the age of fifteen, where he worked at timber-getting and road-building. In 1878 he married Emma Barlow of Alstonville. He selected land at Meerschaum (Rous Hill) and lived there until 1924 when he retired to Ballina, where he died aged 91 years. His wife Emma died in 1951, aged 94.

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Sophie Patrick
Created: 26 June 2002
Modified: 18 March 2004

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
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Updated: 23 February 2010

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