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William Burges


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 1806 or 1808
Place: Fethard, Tipperary, Ireland
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA March 1830 on Warrior with two brothers
Parents
Son of Dr Richard Lockier Burges and Isabella Evans
Brother of Lockier Clere Burges, uncle of Thomas Burges and Richard Burges
Marriage and Family
Unmarried
Death
Date: 16 October 1876
Place: Fethard, Ireland
Cemetery:
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
1830–1837 farmer in upper Swan
Resident Magistrate, Champion Bay (Geraldton) 1851–1860
1853 sub-collector of customs and visiting magistrate convict depot, Port Gregory
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Party
Date Elected
24 November 1875
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech was given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1876
Electorate
Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Nominated MLC 24 November 1875–25 July 1876 (resigned)
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
1837 to Tipperary, York
1841–1844 in Ireland
Returned to York
Justice of the Peace, 1846
Secretary York Agricultural Society 1847, petitioned for convict transportation
1850 to Bowes, Champion Bay
1860 returned to Ireland
Revisited WA 1868 and 1875–1876
Qualifications
References
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, 2001, p. 7.
Further Information
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume I. A-C, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
Inquirer, 14 April 1875, 13 and 20 December 1876.
M. Tamblyn, 'Burges, William (1806–1876)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/burges-william-1852/text2149, published first in hardcopy 1966, accessed online 17 December 2015.
Bibliography

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