Friday, December 16, 2011


When I first posted this information, on 14 February 2010, I was not aware that my great great grandfather, George Mawbey, and his wife Ann (nee Williams) had lived in South Australia.
They went there in 1839, the year after they married and when the new colony was barely two years old, and left in 1840.
While in SA, George leased a premises in Rundle Street in the City of Adelaide where he ran Refreshment Rooms.
But more about this in future posts ...

Here are my first snippets of information about the Mawbeys in South Australia that I discovered in online digitalised newspapers on the National Library of Australia (NLA) website:

The Advertiser, Monday 5 May 1913
Sporting News. The Turf. H. Harrison, the trainer of Mountain Princess, returned to Melbourne by the express on Saturday. The owner of the mare, Mr MAWBEY, is, however, in Adelaide and he will work her on Tuesday, and Harrison will be back on Wednesday.

The Advertiser, Wednesday 13 June 1917
Lyric Club concert. There was a good attendance ... those who contributed were the Misses Myrtle Whitfield (songs), E MAWBEY (recitations) ...