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Bunning Brothers

BUNNING. Arthur, b. 1863 (England) d. 1929 (England), son of Joseph & Jane (nee Bain). Arr. Elderslie 29.6.1886 from London. Building contractor in partnership with brother Robert, constructing in Frem., Perth, Roebourne, Coolgardie etc. & established sawmilling company.

BUNNING, Robert. b. 13.12.1859 (England) d. 12.8.1936, son of Joseph & Jane (nee Bain). Arr. Elderslie 29.6.1886 from London, (& subsequently visited UK at least twice). m. 1st 28.8.1889 (Scotland) Georgina TAYLOR, m. 2nd 1902 (Scotland) Helen Marion MACRAE. Chd. 1st wife: Joseph, 2nd wife: Gavin Charles. Building contractor - Frem. & Roebourne with brother Arthur. At Perth established brickworks & developed timber mills, Bunning Bros., throughout the SW; 1st at Nth Dandalup in 1897. Pres. 1904-1925 of Timber Merchants & Millowners Assoc. & was associated with other similar organisations. Introduced several innovations in sawmilling methods. Presb.

References and Links


Lion Mill Vineyards history (Chidlow/Mt Helena) - including Richard Honey, James Port, Bunnings.

The photo is from the Bunnings company website, is dated 1886, and may show the brothers in front of the building.

Heritage Council page for Lion Mill Mt Helena.

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