Wettenhall, Marcus Edwy

Born 26 January 1876 (Carr's Plains, Victoria)
Died 25 January 1951. (East Melbourne Brighton cemetery)
Parents: Holford Highlord, grazier, and Mary Burgess Dennis
Marriage: 27 Jan 1903, Hobart, Tasmania, Leila Ashton Warner; 4s. 1d.
Occupation: Orchardist, wheat farmer and grazier
Religion: Church of England
Education: Carr's Plains State School, Toorak College, Geelong College

Career: Prize-winning fruitgrower and exporter Pomonal until breakdown in health; wheat farmer and grazier Carr's Plains 1908-1923, then moved to Melbourne; president Vic. Fruit Growers Central Association 1902, executive member 1899-1903; president Aust. Fruit Growers fed. conference, Sydney 1902; member Fed. Council of Woolgrowers 1926-1935; chairman Council of Agric. Education 1938-1939, Use More Wool committee 1936; member Melbourne University Council 1924-1938, Royal Agric. Society, Vic. Centenary Council, Royal Historical Society of Vic.; founded Stawell Progress Association; life member Horsham Australian Natives Association; Vic. Amateur Athletic champion for 1/2 and 1/4 mile 1896, 1/2 mile 1897; delegate Empire Woolgrowers conference, London 1929. Father was MLC Nelson 1882-1886.

Party: Victorian Farmers Union; Country Party
Party Note: Councillor 1922-1924

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLALowanOctober 1920 February 1935Defeated

Other seats contested: Lowan 1940
Appointments: Minister without Portfolio Sept 1923-Mar 1924
References: Who's Who in Australia 1933-1935, 1941-50; Farmer's Advocate 6 June 1924; Countryman 15 Feb 1935; Herald 25 Jan 1951; Age 26 Jan 1951; Geelong Advertiser 14 Jan 1928
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.