The MURRAY Brothers Bruny Island, Tasmania
This is a photograph of Edward Murray's sons, taken on Bruny Island. I'm not sure who is who but I do know the two in the middle would be John (Jack) and Walter both Tasmanian champion sawyers for 12 years.
Bruny Island is an island off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, from which it is separated by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Both the island and the channel are named after French explorer Bruni d'Entrecasteaux.
Edward David MURRAY was born on the 10 September 1852 at Spring Bay, Tasmania. The son of Thomas Murray and Maria DENISON/WRIGHT.
In 1871 at Esperance, Tasmania, Edward married Mary Ann PRICE 1855-1934 the daughter of Daniel PRICE 1823-1906 and Hannah Crow 1833-1927
The children of this marriage were:-
Male Murray 1876 – ?
Sarah Ann Murray b:15 August 1879 Esperance d:22 July 1900
John (Jack) Murray b:21 Aug.1881 Esperance d:28 Oct.1961 m. Angelina HANKIN 1886-1972 on 23 August 1911. 5 children
Male 'infant' Murray 1883 – 1883
Walter Murray b:6 July 1884 Gordon d:16 July 1955 m.Beatrice Elizabeth HANKIN 1887-1957 on 2 February 1913
Maria Jane Murray b: 1 Jan 1887 Gordon d:11 January 1962
Albert Daniel Murray b:18 July 1889 Gordon d:7 November 1924
Elizabeth Jane Murray b:5 Feb.1892 Gordon d:16 October 1966 m. Lars Edmund HANSSON 1892-1973
Lionel Henry Murray b: 3 May 1895 Gordon d:6 October1950
Percy George Murray b: 5 January 1897 Gordon d:27 October 1945
Sydney Earnest Murray b:27 October 1899 Gordon d:28 December 1900 m. Irene Mary HANKIN 1901-1972
When Edward David MURRAY died on the 6 March 1922 at Adventure Bay on Bruny Island, Tasmania he left a family of six sons and two daughters.
Mary Ann died on 2 November 1934 at Adventure Bay, Bruny. Tasmania and was buried at the Adventure Bay Cemetery on the 3rd.