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Item: 88917
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James N
Ship: -
Date: 1852 10 March
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Tender for supplying provisions for colonial public service accepted


 
Item: 100572
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James N
Ship: -
Date: 1853 4 June
Place: East Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Partnership known as Brunker and Biddulph dissolved by mutual consent. Witness Stephen Scholey


 
Item: 108793
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James N
Ship: -
Date: 1854 28 October
Place: East Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Henry John, eldest son of James N. Brunker died on 24th October aged 2 years and 7 mnths


 
Item: 114345
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James N
Ship: -
Date: 1854 28 October
Place: East Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Death of Henry John, eldest son of James N. Brunker on 24th October. Aged 2 years and 7 months


 
Item: 198372
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James N
Ship: -
Date: 6 July 1872
Place: -
Source: Newcastle Chronicle
Details: Death on 23 day of June at Sydney, of congestion of the lungs, William Philips, of Chester, England aged 43 years, brother in law of James N. Brunker, East Maitland


 
Item: 11966
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon
Ship: -
Date: 1844 29 June
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Examination result from Classical and Commercial Academy - First Class in Classics, Themes, drawing and philosophy


 
Item: 103105
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: -
Source: Maitland Family History Circle's Pre 1900 Pioneer Register
Details: Born 1832 at Port Macquarie, son of John Brunker and Mary Ann McGreavy. Spouse Elizabeth Hewlett Weiss. For more information see Pioneer Register Entry No. 150


 
Item: 116401
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon
Ship: -
Date: 1910 6 June
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Evening Post, Volume LXXIX, Issue 131, p7
Details: Obituary. Legislative Councillor, 30 years in Parliament. Served in the Parkes-Reid administration. MLA for East Maitland for 24 years, Secetary of Lands 1888 and from 1889 to 1891; Chief Secretary from 1894 to 1889


 
Item: 116956
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon
Ship: -
Date: 1910 5 June
Place: East Maitland Burial Ground
Source: Maitland Burial Records
Details: Husband of Elizabeth Hewlett Brunker. Died age 78


 
Item: 138316
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon
Ship: -
Date: 1857 10 January
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Title Deeds ready for delivery on payment of authorised fee. 2 roods


 
Item: 143906
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon
Ship: -
Date: 1877 3 July
Place: West Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Mary Anne Whyte, widow of the late William Henry Whyte and mother of James Nixon Brunker of West Maitland. Died at her residence, Watt St. Newcastle on Friday 29th June 1877 aged 62 years


 
Item: 145072
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon
Ship: -
Date: 1861 17 September
Place: East Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Character witness for 'Gentleman' John Smith of Newcastle who was accused of arson. Had known Smith all his life


 
Item: 173817
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon
Ship: -
Date: 1 April 1902
Place: Christ Church Burial Ground, Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Not far from the grave of surgeon Brooks there is a vault which contains several members of Mr. J.N. Brunkers family. The inscriptions read - Sacred to the memory of James Nixon Brunker died February MDCCCXXXVII Aged XLII. The inscription refers to the father of Mr. J.N. Brunker, M.P who was drowned while attempting to swim the Cockfighters Creek, both horse and rider falling victims to the flood waters. On another panel of the tomb there appears - Sacred to the memory of Mary Annie, wife of Captain E. Bond, daughter of James Nixon Brunker and granddaughter of James McGreavy, who died after a short illness off Port Phillip on board the barque Elizabeth Thomson February 10 MDCCCLVIII and was buried here on the XXVIII of the same month. Mrs. Bond was a daughter of the ex Colonial Secretary who as the tablet shows sailed with her husband and died at sea. On top of the stone is a memorial to her husband Captain Edward Bond who commanded the brig Ensign in 1861 and was lost on September 30 of that year when the brig, during a heavy gale struck the rocks at Morna and all hands were lost. Another daughter Mrs. Phillips and her husband and two sons of Mr. J.N. Brunker, are buried in the same vault


 
Item: 183664
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon
Ship: -
Date: 1832 - 1910
Place: -
Source: Biographical Register of the New South Wales Parliament 1856-1901 C.N. Connolly (Online)
Details: James Nixon Brunker - Stock and stn agent and auctioneer. B. 22 April 1832 Newcastle, NSW, s. John Nixon, wine and spirit merchant, and Mary Ann, nee McGreavy; m. 1851 Elizabeth Hewlett Weiss; 10 children. D. 5 June 1910 W. Maitland, NSW. C. of E. Father died early; mother opened store and supported family. Educated Christ Church School, Newcastle, and Syd. Coll. At 14 became asst clerk, petty sessions, Newcastle. Articled to Carr, Rogers and Owen, Syd. solicitors, but left, apparently through ill health. Clerk to W.H. Whyte, Newcastle. Opened butchery in E. Maitland 1851; then theological student with Bishop of Newcastle but abandoned studies. Joined stock and stn agency, W. Maitland, 1856; later founded Brunker, Wolfe & Badgery, with branch offices in Newcastle and Syd.; partnership dissolved 1893 and Brunker became sole owner of Maitland business; acquired interests in produce marketing, pastoral and coal mining industries; successful speculator in urban subdivision on Maitland coalfields; took son into business; partnership dissolved 1907. Dir Mutual Life Assn of Australasia 1890-1908. Bankrupt 1908. JP 1865. A founder Maitland Mechanics Institute 1859 and of Hunter R Farmers Assn 1882. Comr International Exhibition, Calcutta 1884, Colonial and Indian Exhibition, Lond. 1886, Centennial exhibition Melb. 1888. Member Federal Convention 1897-8. Teetotaller, active in temperance, church and charitable organisations. Author of Temperance Work amongst the Young, 1898. Associated with Henry Parkes (q.v.) from c. 1861, becoming his principal electoral agent in Hunter dist. They remained friendly even when Brunker joined Reids govt 1894. MLA for E. Maitland 22 Nov. 1880-16 July 1904. MLC 12 June 1905-26 June 1909. Sec. for Lands 29 Aug. 1888-16 Jan. 1889, 8 March 1889-22 Oct. 1891; Col Sec. 3 Aug. 1894-13 Sept. 1899; Acting Premier May-Aug. 1897; Min. without Portfolio and Member Exec. Cncl 12 June 1905-1 Oct. 1907.


 
Item: 144177
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon and Elizabeth
Ship: -
Date: 1857 14 June
Place: East Maitland
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Baptisms. p.66
Details: Butcher. Baptism of daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth


 
Item: 144549
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon and Elizabeth
Ship: -
Date: 1855 8 July
Place: -
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Baptisms p. 55
Details: Butcher from East Maitland. Baptism of son James Henry Brunker


 
Item: 198779
Surname: Brunker
First Name: James Nixon and Elizabeth Hewlett
Ship: -
Date: 17 June 1869
Place: East Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Died at East Maitland, on 14th June 1869, John Gustaff, fourth beloved son of James Nixon and Elizabeth Hewlett Brunker, aged 8 years



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