George MAUNDER

Male 1846 - 1929  (82 years)



  • Name George MAUNDER 
    Born 23 Dec 1846  Clapham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1483, 1498 is a news item, 1515is a photocopy, 1516 is his obituary, 1426 has a lot of stories on him and his family, 1761
    Gender Male 
    I02 Images, Photograph Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number 15328 
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    • GEORGE MAUNDER was born at Clapham, a suburb of London on 23 December 1846 and died 3 August 1929 at the Pallamallawa residence of his son, Mr J Maunder.
      George travelled with his aunt and uncle, Sarah and James Anstey to Australia under the name of Maunder George Anstey, arriving with them aboard the sailing ship, "Lloyds", on 4th September 1856.
      He appears in the records of the Australian Agricultural Company as being employed by them from 1.7.1860 at one pound per week. George finished his schooling in Tamworth under the tuition of a Mr John Crawford. In those days his trip to school involved crossing a suspension bridge, then the only span over the Peel River.
      A little about teacher John Crawford: in April 1855, he arrived at Tamworth and took up a teaching job at the newly built Tamworth National School, which was a bark sided affair with a poor residence attached, with just 3 skillion rooms, no water and a pound and slaughter facility just over the fence. The School faced Peel St, alongside the old Barracks and behind the current location of the Council Chambers. This was the school that George Maunder would have attended. In March 1860, John Crawford resigned and became teacher at the Church of England Denominational School. There is some suggestion that the poor conditions of living at the National School caused his resignation.
      At the age of sixteen George was living with his aunt and uncle at the gold mining town of Nundle, when the bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt (Frederick Ward), paid the Ansteys a visit. Thunderbolt was sure that on the premises the family had hidden a large amount of money, which he demanded to be given, all the while brandishing a revolver. Unable to find the cash (which was hidden in a saddle), Thunderbolt was determined not to leave empty-handed, and so took a silk handkerchief, socks and ties. Fred Ward was known to be a "pretty flash dresser".
      George spent most of his life in the Currabubula and the Winton areas in the farming industry, moving to Tamworth fifteen years prior to his death. George was a member of a committee formed to agitate for the construction of a Government School at Currabubula, and an application was sent by the committee on 27th March 1880.
      The property which George owned was comprised of portions 137, 245 and 246 (999 acres). It was south of Currabubula and George called it "Surrey Farm" The farm was located near a mountain called Warrigundi which was more commonly known as "Terrible Billy". This mountain is now officially known as Mt Terrible.
      George later owned a property called "Clapham" in the Winton area. This home burnt down on New Year's Day 1909. The house consisted of "five rooms and a skillion". The house was valued at two hundred pounds. George said the fire occurred while he and his family were enjoying a picnic on the Peel River. After that he moved to "Braefield" at Bective, where he built a new house.
      It is thought that his parents emigrated to Australia on the recommendation of George.
    Occupation farmer 
    Buried Aug 1929  Old Cemetery, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Aug 1929  "The Wilgas", Pallamallawa, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15328  Maunder
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2015 

    Father John MAUNDER,   b. 9 Nov 1821, Knowstone, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1906, Fitzroy St, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jane PICKETT,   b. 6 Jan 1826, Brixton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1855, Wellington Nursery, Brixton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1843  Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1499 is the marriage certificate
    Count of Children
    Record ID Number 3733 
    Family ID F3733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann MAUNDER,   b. 7 Dec 1846, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1927, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1870  St Pauls C of E, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Count of Children
    Record ID Number 3741 
    Children 
     1. George Adolphus MAUNDER,   b. 18 Nov 1872, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1885, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     2. Ann MAUNDER,   b. 27 Aug 1874, "Surrey Farm", Currabubula, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1934, Pallamallawa, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Sarah MAUNDER,   b. 4 Sep 1876, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1943, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Eliza Jane MAUNDER,   b. 16 Oct 1878, Currabubula, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1967, Wardell Rd, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. James MAUNDER,   b. 15 Sep 1881, Currabubula, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1949, Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. John Thomas MAUNDER,   b. 14 Aug 1883, Currabubula, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1967, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Grace MAUNDER,   b. 3 Jun 1886, Tamworth Area, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1928, Tamworth Area, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     8. Ethel MAUNDER,   b. 6 Oct 1888,   d. 9 Jun 1961, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Alice MAUNDER,   b. 5 Aug 1890, Tamworth Area, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1967, Sydney Area, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart