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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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By the turn of the century, Ellen and John junior had left home, John had quickly tired of his job as a clerk, and had opted for farm life, and Ellen, now a qualified teacher, was sent to a country school. Both married at about this time. George remained at 'Oxnead' with his parents and little sisters for a further eleven years. It was during this period that he took an active role in the Church of England. For the rest of his life, he remained a devout and dedicated member, but it was in these bachelor years that he had time and energy for active service.


If there had been any interest in women and marriage during these years, no hint of it has survived. However, in 1910, while staying at the farm of an old family friend at Caboolture, he met Milly Hughes, the twenty-six year old daughter of English migrants from Manchester.


Matters apparently soon accelerated, for a marriage was arranged for August 1911.


George and Milly set up house first at Kangaroo Point while their own house at Annerley was being built, and they moved there in 1912 with their baby son, Harold George. He was followed by Ralph (1913) and Dorothy (1915). The last child, Isabella Mary, was born in 1919.

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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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