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Bonwick, James (1817 - 1906)

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Anthropologist and Teacher
Born: 8 July 1817  Lingfield, Surrey, England.  Died: 6 February 1906  Southwick, Sussex, England.
James Bonwick was a competent and industrious amateur in the fields of anthropology and geography. In his professional life he worked as a teacher, historian and archivist and published widely.

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Born Lingfield, Surrey, England, 8 July 1817. Died Southwick, near Brighton, Sussex, 6 February 1906. Primary school teacher, England 1833-41; manager, proposed normal school, Hobart Town 1841-42; established a boarding school, Hobart 1843, moved it to Glenorchy 1847; opened a private school, Adelaide 1850; Victorian goldfields 1852; lecturer, then proprietor of "Australian Gold Digger's Monthly Magazine and Colonial Family Visitor" 1852-53; unsuccessful land agency 1853-55; opened boarding school near Kew 1855-56; inspector, Denominatonal Schools Board 1856-59; England 1859-62; opened school at St Kilda, Melbourne 1862-75; immigration agent to lecture in England for the Queensland government 1874-75, 1882-83; transcription of early Australian source material for various state governments 1883-1902. Portraits of him are in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
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