Helen Hennessy talks with Patricia Booth about E.H. Coombe
Ephraim Henry Coombe (26 August 1858 – 5 April 1917) was editor of the Bunyip Newspaper in Gawler for many years and a very active politician representing the Gawler and Barossa areas, from 1901 to 1912, and from 1915 to 1917. He died in office.
His memorial can be seen in Tanunda. It includes the following words:
“He saw his duty and did it nobly. We crowned him in 1901 and all that is evil in man crucified him in 1917 but truth prevailed and he died as he lived an honorable man. “