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In 1832, when my paternal great, great, grandfather, GEORGE MAWBEY arrived in the colony of New South Wales, the colonial governor, representative of the British Crown, was Major-General (Sir) RICHARD BOURKE.
His term of office ended in December 1837, the year before GEORGE MAWBEY married ANN WILLIAMS at St Philips Church of England in Sydney.
Bourke was replaced by Sir GEORGE GIPPS on 24 February 1838.
The marriage of my great great grandparents, George and Ann Mawbey, took place five months later in July 1838.
Colonial governors, military or naval men, were replaced after 1855 by members of the British aristocracy.
At the time of the JIMMY GOVERNOR murders, in July 1900, the aristocrat overseeing the running the country was the Rt Hon. Earl Beauchamp.
There is a large park in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood named after him.
He was shown around what is now Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park near Bobbin Head by the man pushing for the area to be gazetted as such, Eccleston du Faur.
But that's another story ...