Monday, 3 August 2020

A MAN OF THIS CENTURY! A MAN I AM PROUD TO CALL MY GREAT GRANDFATHER - A MAN I WISH I HAD KNOWN PERSONALLY! 

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN!!

Johan Magnus BRUDUS -  was born on 28 Feb 1852 in Borgholm, Sweden and came to Australia in 1872 on the ship "Barcoo".  He worked as an Able Seaman, up and down the coast of East Coast of Australia! He was Josephine Annie Romeril's father. 

George Sangster!  He was born in Woodside, Aberdeen, the son of mill manager Andrew Sangster. He left school at the age of nine and worked a variety of jobs until he became a naval fireman around 1867. In the early 1870s he was working in Australian waters and eventually he settled in Victoria. He was a founding member of the Seamen's Union and served as its president, and was also vice-president, secretary and president of the Trades Hall Council.

Thanks to Trove https://trove.nla.gov.au/ I found the below "Letters to the Editor" in the Age in Melbourne.

On 29 Sep 1898 Sangster wrote the following.:


Johan (John) Brudus responded on the 05 Oct 1898

In January 1906 Johan Magnus Brudus threw himself into the Swan River in Perth.  He was returning to Sweden. 



https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/25630594?searchTerm=Brudus#