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    George Edward BROOKS

    Male 1863 - 1933  (69 years)


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    • Name George Edward BROOKS 
      Born 18 Oct 1863  Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Gender Male 
      Died 23 Feb 1933  Kygole, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Buried 24 Feb 1933  Kygole, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • Extract From The Lismore Star
        THE LATE GEORGE BROOKS

        The death occured in the Kyogle Memorial Hospital on Thursday afternoon of Mr George E. Brooks, a past Grandmaster of the M.U.I.O.O.F. The late Mr Brooks was 68 years of age, and took seriously ill about a year ago and was under medical treatment in Sydney and Brisbane for a considerable time. He returned to Kyogle six months ago and was confined to his home until within the last few weeks when he became a patient in the Hospital. There are few men in the country districts of the State today who have had a longer and more honourable connection with movements that make for the relief of pain and suffering than the late G E Brooks.

        A busy man all his life in his business, Mr Brooks has still found time to devote to works of philanthropy. Each man choses the particular class of charitable work in which he can best express his personality, and to Mr Brooks the work of the M.U.LO.O.F. made a strong appeal whilst he was still a youth working at his trade in Nundle and Bega.

        As son of a Lancashire family, Mr Brooks had associated with him in early life some fine old English traditions, which he honoured throughout his life. He was born at Nundle in N S W on October 18, 1863. His first job was to drive the horse at the local mines which set the machinery in operation, and later was employed on the pumping machinery which sent fresh air into the drives that the miners were operating.

        After spending some time at the goldfields, Mr Brooks went with his parents to the Tamworth district, where he was employed in local business houses for a time, and was then indentured to the local coachbuilding trade.

        Later in life he went into business on his own account at Bega and at once became actively associated with the public affairs of the town and district. Entering the council as an alderman he was in the Bega Municple Council for 9 1/2 years. Mr Brooks also held the position of President of the Bega School of Arts Committee and during one year of his office he was responsible for raising 300 ponds by a carnival in aid of the Institutes' funds.

        It was whilst living in Bega that Mr Brooks became actively associated with the M.U.I.O.O.F., and during his 19 years residence at Bega he filled practically all the responsible positions in connection with the Bega Lodge.

        It was from Bega that Mr Brooks first went to the annual conference as a delegate, at his own expense. He was elected later as a delegate to the grand annual conference, and attended for many years in that capacity, and thus paved the way by becoming acquainted with the inner working of the M.U.LO.O.F. for the more responsible office that he was destined to fill in later life.

        At the conference in 1924 Mr Brooks was elected a director and then advanced in 1927 to the position of Deputy Grand Master and attained the highest honour of Grand Master in 1929. During the time Mr Brooks held office of Grand Master he visited a great many country lodges.

        Whilst living at Kyogle since 1915 Mr Brooks took the same active interest in charitable work as he did in Bega. He was the provisional secretary of the first hospital committee, and filled the office of first president of the Memorial Hospital after it had been opened. During the Great War period Mr Brooks, who gave two sons to the service of his country and the Empire, took an active part in the efforts that were made to provide comforts for the men on active service, and also towards securing them farms and homes when they returned.

        Mr Brooks also served a three year term on the Kygole Shire Council, and his previous experience helped him to give good service to the ratepayers.

        In 1931 he retired from active participation in administrative work on the board of directors of the M.U.LO.O.F. He was a versatile contributor to that Society's' journal under the heading: Random Notes: and to district and city papers. Mr Brooks was associated with the Methodist Church as a trustee and a member for many years. A man in every respect and a brother to all, George Brooks gave a fine lead to the younger generation. Australia needs of his type today.

        Mr Brooks leaves a widow and grown-up family. One son was killed in the war. The funeral took place in the Methodist Cemetery at Kygole on the following day.
      Person ID I5824  BROOKS Family History
      Last Modified 22 Oct 2010 

      Father Teddy BROOKS,   b. CA 1830, Bury, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1901, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
      Mother Elizabeth LEACH,   d. 8 Mar 1905, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Married 6 May 1854  Saint Pauls, Church, Bury, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      • Witnessed by: Robert Wallworth & John Wood.
      Family ID F1774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Jane Agnes JAGGERS,   b. 6 Oct 1867, Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1939, 43 Norton Street, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
      Married 26 Dec 1887  the Weslyan Church, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Children 
       1. Annie Coral BROOKS,   b. 15 Nov 1888, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1973, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
       2. Frederick William BROOKS,   b. 26 Jun 1890, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1968, Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
       3. Raymond Clifford BROOKS,   b. 1 Jan 1892, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1916, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
       4. Janie BROOKS,   b. 12 Jun 1895, Kygole, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1922, Kygole, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
       5. Henry George BROOKS,   b. 23 Aug 1897, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1974, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
       6. Beryl Jean BROOKS,   b. 26 Jun 1899, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1922, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
       7. George Edward BROOKS,   b. 4 Dec 1901, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1989, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
       8. John Hearne BROOKS,   b. 19 Nov 1904, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1940, Kygole, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
       9. William Robert BROOKS,   b. 28 Dec 1907, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1992, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
       10. Norman Leonard BROOKS,   b. 31 Jul 1914, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1983, Cairns District Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
      Last Modified 12 Feb 2021 
      Family ID F1779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Oct 1863 - Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1887 - the Weslyan Church, Bega, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1933 - Kygole, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Feb 1933 - Kygole, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    • Sources 
      1. [S158] Bill Brooks.

      2. [S4] Marriage Certificate [UK].