Frederick Charles Burleigh Vosper
| || Date: 23 March 1867|
Place: St Dominic, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
|To WA 1892|
|Son of Charles Walker, civil engineer and Emma Lane |
Marriage and Family
| Married 11 November 1897, St John’s Church, Perth (Church of England) to Venetia Ann Nicholson (nee Finn), widow, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth King|
|Date: 6 January 1901|
Place: Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA. Roman Catholic (at death)
Cause of Death:
|Educated Truro, Cornwall, England|
|1885 in British Navy|
Worked as timber miller, drover, miner, journalist
Joined staff of Eidsvold Reporter, mining correspondent for Maryborough Chronicle and Colonist, sub-editor of Northern Miner
1891 editor Australian Republican, imprisoned for inciting strikes among miners
To WA 1892, edited Murchison Miner
1894 founded Miners' Right later Coolgardie Miner
Also briefly edited Geraldton Express
1897 founded Sunday Times (Perth)
Local Government Service
|4 May 1897|
|Search for speeches by Frederick Vosper|
- MLA North-East Coolgardie 4 May 1897–6 January 1901
Private Member's Bills
|Emigrated to Bolivia at age 15 years|
1886 arrived Queensland
- The Prospector’s Companion: A Guide to Simple Mineral Analysis (Perth, 1894)
- A Social Armistice(pamphlet)
- Legalised Robbery(pamphlet)
|D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 199.|
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