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Hon Alfred Burvill


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 2 August 1861
Place: East Bellarine, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1896 to Western Australia
Parents
Son of Alfred Burvill, farmer, and Elizabeth Mounsey
Marriage and Family
Married 19 October 1885, Prahran, Victoria (Congregational) to Florence Susan Goulding (nee Pearson) (born circa 1861), widow, daughter of George and Elizabeth Jones
Children: five sons and five daughters
Widowed 3 September 1934
Death
Date: 7 April 1938
Place: Albany, Western Australia
Cemetery: Albany Memorial Cemetery
Cause of Death:
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated locally and at Ballarat
1877 left school
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Completed bootmaking apprenticeship
Agricultural pursuits then 16 years in sawmilling industry
1896 to WA under engagement to Millar Brothers timber firm, engine driver at Denmark
1897 took up 200 acres of land, Avondale near Albany
1900 left timber industry and joined family at Avondale
1901 acquired an additional 200 acres
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Albany Road Board 1910–1911, 1912–1927
Chairman Albany Road Board 1913–1914, 1918–1921
Party
Country Party (CP)
Date Elected
22 May 1922
Inaugural Speech
Burvill, Alfred, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1928
Electorate
South-East
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC South-East Province 22 May 1922–21 May 1928
  • Contested South East Province 12 May 1928, Albany 26 March 1930 (Independent Country Party)
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Foundation member of West Albury Settlers’ Association
Accompanied father to Gippsland
Joined Farmers' and Settlers Association
Secretary to Albany District Council
Promoted establishment of Albany Co-op Butter Factory
Qualifications
References
JS Battye, ed, The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, Hussey and Gillingham, Adelaide, 1912-1913, p. 852–53.
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, 2010, p. 42.
Lorraine's Cemetery Records pages, Albany Memorial Cemetery website. Accessed 6 May 2015. http://www.ozburials.com/CemsWA/Albany/AlbanyMem_h.htm
West Australian, 16 May 1922.
Western Mail, 14 April 1938.
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