Anderson, William

Born 03 January 1828 (Montrose)
Died 06 May 1909. (Colombo)
Parents: James and Hannah, nee Aikenhead
Marriage: Ann Broadbent; no children
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Presbyterian

Career: Arrived Launceston 1842; to Port Fairy 1844; worked with father as builder; took charge of business 1849; together purchased Rosemount, Southern Cross, Koroit district, 1854; successful farmers. President Royal Hort. Society etc.; member Camperdown and Belfast road boards. President Belfast shire 1864

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAVilliers and HeytesburyMay 1880 April 1892 

Other seats contested: Warrnambool 1871, Villiers and Heytesbury 1892, 1894
Appointments: Commissioner Public Works, vice-president Board Land & Works 2 Sept 1890-5 Nov 1890; royal commission police of Vic. 1881, shop employees 1884, extension of Melbourne westward 1887, coal industry of Vic. 1889; Railways Standing Commission 1890
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 3; Miller, B., 'From Montrose to Rosemount', 1996.
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (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.