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Arthur Robert Maxwell Williamson (1912 - 1997)

Arthur Robert Maxwell "Bob" Williamson
Born in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Husband of — married 20 Mar 1937 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australiamap
Husband of — married 17 Jun 1967 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Died in Sydney, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Arthur Williamson was born in New South Wales, Australia

Arthur Robert Maxwell "Bob" Williamson was born on 31 October 1912, the son of John Williamson and Amelia Julia Johnston. His birth was registered at Wilcannia, NSW.[1]

Arthur Robert Maxwell "Bob" Williamson, son of John Williamson and Amelia Julia Johnston, first married Eleanor Ruth Bowmaker, daughter of Alfred Kemp Bowmaker and Emily Hunter, on 20 March 1937.[2][3] They had three children who are still living.

Arthur's first wife Eleanor passed away on 18 October 1961 at Chatswood.

Arthur Robert Maxwell "Bob" Williamson, son of John Williamson and Amelia Julia Johnston, then married Dwillis Ettie Kemp, daughter of Ralph Kemp and Gwladus Rata Lewis, in Sydney on 17 June 1967.[4]

Arthur Robert Maxwell "Bob" Williamson passed away on 5 September 1997 in New South Wales.[5] He was survived by his second wife Dwill and the three children from his first marriage, who are still living.

"Bob" Williamson took over the running of his father's property "Coolaminyah" near Ivanhoe, NSW. As an ancestral home, it was frequently visited by the extended Williamson family, who were always made to feel welcome.

Research Notes


  1. Williamson, Arthur, 1912, NSW BDM, Births - 51930/1912 [1]
    • Last Name: Williamson
    • Given Name(s): Arthur R
    • Father's Given Name(s): John
    • Mother's Given Name(s): Amelia J
    • District: Wilcannia
    (The index search narrows date of death to 31/10/1912)


1937 to Eleanor Bowmaker

  1. Williamson - Bowmaker, 1937, NSW BDM - Marriage Index: 648/1937 [2]
    • Groom's Surname: Williamson
    • Groom's Given Name(s): Arthur Robert Maxwell
    • Bride's Last Name at Time of Marriage: Bowmaker
    • Bride's Given Name(s): Eleanor Ruth
    • District: Sydney
    (The index search narrows date of marriage to 20/03/1937)
  2. PARCHMENT SATIN (1937, March 22) [3]
    For Wedding Gown.
    Miss Eleanor Ruth Bowmaker, youngest daughter of Mr. A. K. Bowmaker, and of the late Mrs. Bowmaker, of Mosman, was married to Mr. Robert Maxwell Williamson, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Williamson, of Coolaminyah, Ivanhoe, at Wesley Chapel, Sydney, on Saturday evening. The Rev. R. J. Williams officiated.
    The bride wore a frock of parchment satin with a cowl neckline, and her cut tulle veil was held at the back of the head with orange blossom. Her bouquet was of cream tiger lilies, and tuberoses. Two miniature posies wore mounted on the train. The bridesmaids were Misses Jean Bowmaker and Peggy Williamson. They wore frocks of lilac chiffon, and lilac tulle veils held with lilac flowers. Their bouquets were of gladioli and fuchsia. Mr. Alan Martin was best man, and Mr. Charles Williamson groomsman. A reception was held at the Pickwick Club, where Mrs. F. J. Halmarick received the guests.

1967 to Dwillis Kemp

  1. Williamson - Kemp, 1967, NSW BDM - Marriage Index: 5874/1967 [4]
    • Registration Number: 5874/1967
    • Groom's Family Name: WILLIAMSON
    • Groom's Given Name(s): ARTHUR ROBERT M
    • Bride's Family Name(s): KEMP
    • Bride's Given Name(s): DWILLIS ETTIE
    • District: SYDNEY
    (The index search narrows date of marriage to 17Jun1967)


  1. Williamson, Arthur, 1912, Ryerson Index [5]
    • Surname: WILLIAMSON
    • Given Names: Arthur Robert Maxwell
    • Notice Type: Death notice
    • Date: 05SEP1997
    • Event: Death
    • Age: <blank>
    • Other Details: late of Ivanhoe, NSW and Dareton, NSW
    • Publication: Sydney Morning Herald
    • Published: 06SEP1997


  1. 1.0 1.1 Williamson, Arthur, 1912, NSW BDM, Births - 51930/1912,, accessed 8Jan2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 , Williamson - Bowmaker, 1937, NSW BDM - Marriage Index: 648/1937,, accessed 15Apr2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 PARCHMENT SATIN (1937, March 22). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved October 6, 2019, from
  4. 4.0 4.1 Williamson - Kemp, 1967, NSW BDM - Marriage Index: 5874/1967,, accessed 17Jul2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 Williamson, Arthur, 1912, Ryerson Index,, accessed 17July2019

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