Hon Richard Goldsmith Burges
| || Date: 4 December 1847|
Place: Tipperary Station, York, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
|Son of Samuel Evans and Vittoria Ellen Jane Meares and half-brother of Thomas Burges |
Marriage and Family
|Married 31 December 1878, Toodyay Valley Church, to Mona Mary Sophia Phillips (born 28 September 1954 and died 18 September 1942), daughter of Samuel Pole Phillips and Sophia Roe|
Children: six sons and one daughter
|Date: 25 September 1905|
Place: Gawler, Adelaide, South Australia
Cemetery: York Cemetery, WA
Cause of Death:
|Church of England|
|Pastoral pursuits in North-West of Western Australia|
1873 founded Andover Station
Later took over father’s property, Tipperary at York
Local Government Service
|York Road Board|
1882–1905 member and sometime chairman
|16 July 1894|
|Burges, Richard Goldsmith, Inaugural Speech.pdf|
|Search for speeches by Richard Burges|
- MLC East Province 16 July 1894–March 1903 (resigned)
- MLA York 6 April 1903 (by-election)–25 September 1905
Private Member's Bills
|Justice of the Peace, 1892|
|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. 40.|
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume I. A-C, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
Government Gazette, 1892, p. 754.
Morning Herald, 26 September 1905.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 23.
West Australian, 26 September 1905.