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#19021 - From boy convict to Canberra farmer

Resource ID
19021
Title/subtitle
From boy convict to Canberra farmer
Author/Creator
Mawer, Allen
Format
Journal article
Identifier
Bambridge, Edwin
Publisher
Canberra & District Historical Society; 1981
Summary
The story of Edwin Elijah Bambridge (1815-1879), farmer and bootmaker in Canberra. He brought the first willow slips to Canberra from Camden and planted them along the Molonglo River. Legend has it they originated from cuttings taken from a tree overlooking Napoleon's grave.
Location
Journals
Availability
Copies are available for purchase.
Notes
Surname sometimes spelt as Bainbridge. Bambridge is commemorated by a street in Weetangera.