Burgin, Cecil William John

Born 19 May 1923 (Horsham, Victoria)
Died 01 November 2003. (Tewantin, Queensland)
Parents: Herbert James, farmer, and Elizabeth Ann Wilkinson
Marriage: 19 Apr 1947 Alice Norma (Peg) Currell; 1s 1d.
Occupation: Grazier and wheat farmer
Education: Pimpinio State School, Ballarat School of Mines, agric. engineering

Career: Worked on family property, Pimpinio after leaving school. Joined RAAF, WWII. Trained in Canada and England. Rank, Flying Officer. Served 18 months India, attached to RAF Special Duty Squadron 357. Flying missions, dropping agents into SE Asia. Grazier, Port Campbell 1946-70. Member, Australian Primary Producers Union, Victorian Farmers Union 1951-70. Delegate, Australian Wool and Meat Producers Federation 1966-70. Member and Chairman, Australian Prime Lamb Industry Panel until 1970. Chairman, Victorian Prime Lamb Cttee. Member, Corriemungle Prison Advisory Board for 6 years. Member, Victorian State Government Heytsbury Land Settlement Advisory Cttee. Chairman/Captain, Lower Heytsbury Fire Brigade. Member: Timboon Hospital Board, Timboon/Warrnambool/Colac Golf Clubs, Timboon RSL and Colac Legacy. Heytsbury shire councillor 1953-1963, president 1960.

Party: Liberal Party
Party Note: Joined 1952, secretary Timboon branch ten years, v-president 1962-1966, delegate Polwarth electorate committee 1967-1970

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAPolwarth30 May 1970 1 March 1985Resigned

Inaugural speech

Appointments: Road Safety committee 1973-1979. State Development Committee 1979-1982. Natural Resources and Environment Committee 1983-1985.
Condolence speeches - Legislative Assembly

References: Who's Who in Australia 1971-1983, Victorian Parliamentary Handbook, 'Notable Australians', Melbourne, 1978, Colac Herald 23 Feb 1970, personal information
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: November 2001. (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.