The Brisbane Courier, Thursday 28 July 1892

July 27
Mr. E. A. Bullmore, a prominent resident, died very suddenly at his residence, Rockton, near Ipswich, early this morning. Mr. Bullmore was in his usual state of health on Tuesday, and, indeed, he visited Harrisville on the day previous, returning home in the evening of Tuesday, at about 6 o’clock. He complained of being unwell during the early part of the evening, describing his indisposition as similar to that caused by indigestion. Nothing serious, however, occurred until a little before 4 o’clock on Wednesday morning, when Mr. Bullmore showed symptoms of a rather alarming nature. Dr. Geoghegan—in the absence from Ipswich of Dr. Dunlop, Mr. Bullmore’s medical attendant—was immediately summoned, but though that gentleman repaired thither with due hast, the sufferer expired previous to his arrival, the cause of death being hemorrhage of the brain. The deceased gentleman, who was 61 years of age, was a native of Cornwall. He arrived in Victoria in 1853, and subsequently journeyed to New South Wales, where in the Hunter district he successfully engaged in farming pursuits. Mr. Bullmore afterwards undertook the management of a station at Walhalla, Liverpool Plains. Subsequently, together with a Mr. Humphreys, he took up land on the Ward River, a tributary of the Warrego, and this was ultimately known as the Oakwood station, which the deceased gentleman ably managed for many year. In 1877 Mr. Bullmore settled down in Ipswich, where he has always taken a prominent position. Mr. Bullmore sought Parliamentary honours on two occasions, making a very creditable contest each time, as he was defeated for the Warrego by Mr. John Donaldson by only thirty-seven votes, while he was also defeated, at the last general election, for the electorate of Fassifern, by Mr. William Salkeld. He was at one time president of the Ipswich Hospital Board, and he was also president, for some time, of the Queensland Pastoral and Agricultural Society. He likewise filled for a time the post of chairman of the board of trustees of the Ipswich Boys’ Grammar School, and was chairman of the directors of a financial institution in Brisbane. The deceased gentleman, who was brother-in-law to Mrs. P. L Cardew, leaves a widow and six children—one son and five daughters—to mourn their sad loss.

The Queenslander, Saturday 10 September 1892

Probate has been granted in the estate of Edward Augustus Bullmore, of Ipswich, esquire, to Caroline Fredrica Bullmore, of Ipswich, Pollet Loftus Cardew, solicitor, of Ipswich, and Anthony William Darvell, bank Manager, of Ipswich. Realty and Personalty, £42,029 15s. 4d.

Queensland death index

Reg - #1892/C1975
Given Names - Edward Augustus
Surname - Bullmore
Father's Name - George Green Bullmore
Mother's Name - Grace Wills

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