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Friday, March 14, 2014


Brothers Walter and Charles Mawbey emigrated to Australia from England around 1900.
Walter was born at Crick, Northumberland in 1884, to parents George and Ellen Mawbey (nee Mawse [Morse?].
His father was a  wheelwright.
Walter was 16 when he arrived in Australia.
He married Ethel Agnes Bushell at Bankstown, a suburb of Sydney, in 1914 at the age of 31.
The couple had two daughters, Beryl E (b.1916) and Joyce A (b.1919).
Walter died of heart disease on 27 February 1945 at a home at Hurstville, a southern suburb of Sydney, where his brother also lived.
At the time he was a machinist and invalid pensioner aged 61.
Charles married Mona Owena Howker in 1916 at Newtown and died in 1956 at Rockdale.