Edward Gwynne was a student at Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1902, when he made his first appearance for Norwood. His impressive full name - Edward Castres Mortlock Gwynne – reflected a fascinating family history. He shared the names Edward Castres with this father, a prominent solicitor, and also with his grandfather, who was a Justice of the Supreme Court and owner of a 400 acre estate, “Glynde Place”, near Payneham. The name Mortlock was from his mother Mary, a daughter of wealthy pastoralist William Ranson Mortlock.
Born in 1882, Edward Gwynne spent much of his life at “Glynde Place”. The property was greatly reduced in size after 1901, but there still remained several acres of market garden to provide an income, in the midst of the emerging suburbs of Firle and Glynde.
Edward was a brother of Charlie Gwynne, Norwood’s peerless ruckman of the early 1900’s, and a nephew of Lloyd Gwynne, a senior player for the red and blues in 1885-86.
On 11 November, 1918, Edward Gwynne married Marjorie Church at St Aidan’s, Marden. As Marjorie Gwynne, she is acclaimed as one of South Australia’s finest artists, and her works are held by the Art Gallery of SA and the Carrick Hill collection.
In the 1940’s, Edward and Marjorie left “Glynde Place”, and eventually settled at 9 Harrow Road, St Peters.
Edward Gwynne died in July, 1966, at the age of 84.
C Lane Feb 2018