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George Grant Bond



Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10


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The years at Normanton came to an end for the children of the family—but not their father—in 1885 or early 1886. Obviously the higher education which both John and Isabella desired for their children, was not going to be provided without considerable disruption of the family.


So it was decided, with the obvious acquiescence of John's unmarried sisters in England, that the three children should be taken there by their mother, and left with their aunts, while she returned to her husband in Normanton.


The aunts had a large and well appointed home, 'Highfield,' in a Plymouth suburb, and the family was soon comfortably settled there. George was enrolled at the nearby Clifton Grammar School, and his younger brother John, at Clifton Primary School, and there they remained as pupils for three years. Isabella stayed in Plymouth until the birth of her second daughter, Elizabeth Isabella, and a little later returned to Australia, leaving George, John and Ellen with their aunts.

Our father was never to visit England again after his return to Australia, but the years spent there in his boyhood, left him with an abiding love for the land of his forefathers, for its lovely countryside, its villages and its history.


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Spinks, D. and Haynes, I. 1986 'The Life of George Grant Bond Early Queensland Weather Forecaster', Metarch Papers, No. 3 October 1986, Bureau of Meteorology

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