Edward Godfrey Hester

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Edward Godfrey Hester

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: St Pierre Calais France
Death: November 14, 1897 (77)
Blackwood Park Bridgetown WA Australia
Place of Burial: Church of England Cemetery Bridgetown WA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Edward HESTER and Sophia EVERETT
Husband of Theodosia Sophia Hester
Father of Theodosia Eleanor Hester; Edward Norman Hester; Frances Theodosia Heppingstone; Edward Norman Hester; Amy Sophia Egerton-Warburton and 9 others
Brother of Sarah Sophia Knight; Thomas Everitt Hester; Robert Henry HESTER; Frederick John HESTER and John HESTER

Occupation: Farmer, Protector of Natives
Managed by: Phillip John Christie
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About Edward Godfrey Hester

Edward & Theodosia opened a store in Bunbury, moving in 1858 to the Nelson District (now Bridgetown) establishing the home "Blackwood Park" where they raised 14 children, 10 of whom survived to adulthood. Edward was Secretary of the Nelson Roads Board for some years and also a J.P. 17 at 1837 Census. Edward is mentioned in the following :- "The Australian Race, Vol. 1" Vocabulary no. 25, Blackwood District: Kardagur Tribe, pp.360-361. 115 words. Available in the Institute of Applied Aboriginal Studies, PO Box 66, Mt Lawley WA 6050. Note about Bridgtown :-

First explored by Thomas Turner, who traced the Blackwood River 1834, it was E.G. Hester and John Blechynden who arrived and settled in the area around 1857.

The government acquired some of Blechynden's land in 1868 and it is on this land that the town now stands. Officially proclaimed on June 4, 1868 and named Bridgetown after the barque (ship) “Bridgetown” which carried the first exports of the region back to the UK.

Apples were grown in the district in the following decades, and has proved to be one of the area's enduring industries with over 8 000 tons being shipped out of the area before World War II and 100 000 cases being packed in the 1960s.

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Edward Godfrey Hester's Timeline

July 2, 1820
St Pierre Calais France
Age 8
November 28, 1848
Age 28
Bunbury WA Australia
Age 27
Western Australia, Australia
February 27, 1850
Age 29
Bunbury WA Australia
July 29, 1851
Age 31
Bunbury WA Australia
February 9, 1853
Age 32
Bunbury WA Australia
December 15, 1854
Age 34
Bunbury WA Australia
January 28, 1856
Age 35
Bunbury WA Australia