George Henry Bunting was born in 1851 in Sydney, NSW, son of Eli Bunting and Mary Hellewell. On 1 June 1881 he married Lucy Crawford Heydon (-1925) at Waterloo, NSW. There were two children, Henry (1884) and Frederick (1886). Bunting died on 15 November 1937 at Moorong Cancer Home, Ryde, NSW, aged 86 years. He was buried in the Anglican Section at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland and he died intestate. George Henry Bunting lived in Raglan Street, Waterloo.
Occupation & interests
Bunting was a butcher, a carriage examiner and an agent. The partnership existing between George Henry Bunting, butchers, Raglan Street, Waterloo, and Robert Law Bunting was dissolved on 1 May 1881.
George Henry Bunting was a justice of the peace (JP) 1901. Deeply concerned about the level of inner city violence, Bunting produced a revolver in the council chambers to demonstrate how this issue should be dealt with. Fellow aldermen persuaded him to put the revolver away.
Local government service
George Henry Bunting was an alderman on Waterloo Council for two terms in 1897-1902 and 1921-25, representing West Ward.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 June 1881, p. 1, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28381558
‘Municipal and Shire nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 January 1897, p. 3
‘Waterloo Scare’, The Newcastle Sun, 15 October 1924, p. 6, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/163260235