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
1892 moved to WA , 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
1892 imprisoned for inciting strikes among miners
- 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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