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Death of Mr. J. Brazier

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Monday 25 September 1933, The Sydney Morning Herald

GUYRA, Saturday.

Mr. John Brazier, 88, a well-known grazier, of Avonbrook, in the Aberfoyle district, has died. Born at Bedford, England, he came to Australia when he was 10 years of age. His family settled in the Armidale district, and John Brazier worked at Saumarez when that property belonged to the Thomas family. Later he managed Rockvale for the late Mr. Gill. Forty-five years ago he selected Avonbrook, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a prominent member of the Armidale Show Society. In the early days he was a keen advocate of developmental schemes. He is survived by Mrs. Brazier, seven sons, four daughters, 100 grandchildren, and more than 80 great-grandchildren.

Written by macalba

September 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm

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  1. How wonderful for me to read this, this morning…John Brazier was my great grandfather..I spent many great times on the family property “Avonbrook” at Aberfoyle growing up..Of course John was dead by then, having died when my mother was 17 years. She told us many stories of her grandparents, of how they had a fully stocked library and the hours she spent there..In fact I have a Websters dictionary that came from their home.
    Regards, Elizabeth Pollard

    Elizabeth Pollard

    September 22, 2010 at 8:17 am


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