eCite Digital Repository

Bethune, Frank Pogson (1877 - 1942) and Bethune, John Walter (1882 - 1960)


Chapman, P, Bethune, Frank Pogson (1877 - 1942) and Bethune, John Walter (1882 - 1960), Australian Dictionary of Biography, B Nairn and G Serle (ed), Melbourne, 7, pp. 281-82 (1979) [Entry]

Pending copyright assessment - Request a copy

Official URL:


Frank Pogson Bethune (1877-1942), soldier and clergyman, and John Walter Bethune (1882-1960), clergyman and headmaster, were first cousins and close, lifelong friends. Frank was born on 8 April 1877, second son of Walter Ross Munro Bethune, stock-owner, and his wife Louisa Gellibrand, née Pogson. John was born on 5 November 1882, only son of Walter Ross Munro's brother, John Charles Bethune, lawyer and sheep-farmer, and his wife Annie Emily, sister of Louisa Pogson. They lived on the family estate, Dunrobin, near Hamilton, Tasmania, established by their grandfather W. A. Bethune; both boys were born there. John's mother died when he was a child, his father moved away and he was raised by his uncle and aunt.

Item Details

Item Type:Entry
Keywords:history, Australia
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Chapman, P (Associate Professor Peter Chapman)
ID Code:130207
Year Published:1979
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-01-16
Last Modified:2019-01-17

Repository Staff Only: item control page