George Mawbey and his wife Ann (nee Williams) arrived in the penal colony of New South Wales in the early 1830s. In 1839, the year after they married, they went to the fledgling province of South Australia for free settlers. George ran Refreshment Rooms in the commercial district, but his business venture did not work out so the couple returned to Sydney in 1840.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Throughout July 1841, the General Post Office, Adelaide placed advertisements in the SouthernAustralian newspaper for its list of unclaimed letters. George Mawbey's name was on this list.
In January 1843, another Adelaide Post Office list of unclaimed letters was published in the SouthAustralian Gazette.
A DuncanMawbey was on this list.