Bonython (ACT 2905) Suburb Information
Sir John was a Newspaper owner, politician and philanthropist and was the sole proprietor of the Adelaide Advertiser from 1893 to 1929 which, under his direction, became a prominent Australian daily newspaper. Through the Advertiser he advocated Federation and was a member of the first and second Federal Parliaments. He made many important financial contributions, mainly to educational bodies which reflected his lifetime involvement in education, as well as a gift of 100,000 pounds in 1934 towards the cost of completing Parliament House, Adelaide.
Street Naming Theme
Streets in Bonython are named after famous South Australians, particularly journalists, and South Australian Districts.