Obituary - Mr. Ernest A. Anderson

25 August 1944 Narrandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser

Death claimed another of Tumut's sturdy, old pioneers on 12th August in the person of Mr. Ernest A. Anderson, of Bombowlee, who was in his 72nd year. 

Mr. Anderson, who was born in the year 1872, was the youngest and the last surviving foil of the late Mr. andMrs. Abraham Anderson, of Bomoowlee.

All his life he lived within 100 yards of his birthplace, where he followed the career of mixed farming and dairying.

The property had been in the family for over 100 years, for in 1847 deceased's grandfather, Mr. Francis Anderson, and Mr. Francis Foord built the first bridge over the Tumut River at what is known as the Mill Angle.

The bridge connected the small town of Tumut (as it was then situated where the showground is today) with the Mondongo side. 

His favourite pastime' was cricket, and in the 1899-1900 season he won a medal for the best bowling average -5.39.

He was also a tennis enthusiast and in his youth was a prominent foot runner.

With his brother, the late Mr. Edwin Anderson, he was chosen to represent New South Wales, in a cricket match against Shrewsbury's English learn, but was prevented from making the trip. 

In 1901 he married Miss Mary A. Lovett, who, with one son (Mr. I. Anderson, Bank oŁ N.S.W. Narrandera) and one daughter (Miss Una Anderson, of Bombowlee) survives him.

Three sons died in infancy. 

Mr. Anderson was a member of the Manchester Unity Lodge for upwards of 50 years and took an active part in it.

He was a devout member of the Church of England and was a parochial councillor for many years. 

His funeral took place on 13th August, interment being made in the Church of England section of the new Tumut cemetery, the Rev. S. Broadfoot officiating at the graveside after conducting a short service in All Saint's Church.