John Langdon Bonython (1905–1992)
- This article is about John Langdon Bonython (1905−1992)
- His father was named Sir John Lavington Bonython (1875−1960)
- His grandfather was named Sir John Langdon Bonython (1848−1939)
Bonython was born into the "Old Adelaide Family" Bonython. His grandfather was John Langdon Bonython. His father was John Lavington Bonython. His mother was Blanche Ada Bray. He had two sisters, two half-brothers (Warren Bonython and Kym Bonython), and one half-sister.
He married Minnie Hope Rutherford in 1926 and they had three children.
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In 1982 a deep water port facility at Stony Point 20 km north of Whyalla was connected to the Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System, a 659 km pipeline from Moomba in the Cooper Basin; this facility was named Port Bonython in his honour.
References and notes
- W. B. Pitcher, Bonython, Sir John Langdon (1848 - 1939), Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 339-341.
- W. B. Pitcher, Bonython, Sir John Lavington (1875 - 1960), Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 341-342.
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- It's an Honour
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