William Edward Bromilow
BROMILOW, WILLIAM EDWARD (1857-1929), missionary, was born on 15 January 1857 at Geelong, Victoria, son of Thomas Bromilow, bricklayer, and his wife Jane, née Owen. Leaving Grenville College, Ballarat, after matriculating at 14, he taught at Queenscliff State School in 1876-77. At 21 he became a probationer in the Methodist Church and, while serving at Rupanyup in the Wimmera, he volunteered for the mission field. Having been ordained, on 9 April 1879 he married Harriet Lilly Thomson, and sailed from Sydney in the John Wesley to serve in Fiji for ten years.
Bromilow returned to Victoria and, after a year on the Box Hill circuit and a short term as foreign mission secretary, he volunteered to lead the Australian Methodist team launching a new venture in south-eastern British New Guinea. Accompanied by Rev. George Brown he arrived at Samarai in a chartered vessel, Lord of the Isles, on 3 June ...Read more at the source website