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Story, George William Bennett

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Birth Date: 24 March 1849 (Colac, Victoria, Australia)

Death Date: 3 June 1931 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Thomas Story and Anne (nee Bennett)

Family: Ellen Lavinia Fletcher in Campbelltown, Tasmania, 5 sons, 4 daughters

Education: Attended Geelong Grammar School

Religion: Church of England


Various employment in Victoria, Tasmania (farmer) and New Zealand (miner); Lessee, sheep farm, Port Arthur, Tasmania; Manager, Burhorah and Dareel stations, Queensland; Stock and station agent, Cunnamulla, from 1886; Ran a farm at Runcorn and Manager for Cobb & Co.; Established Sturmfels Ltd in 1907, manager; Wool and produce agent in Brisbane until retirement in 1925

Official Awards: Awarded the Gold Medal from the Royal Humane Society for rescuing three people from the flooded South Esk River in Tasmania in 1875

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Balonne 10 Mar 1896 27 Aug 1904

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Paroo Divisional Board, the Cunnamulla Jockey Club, the Warrego Pastoral Association and the Marsupial Board

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:186875; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)