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Marcus Edwy Wettenhall

Marcus Edwy Wettenhall

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
MLA
Lowan
1st Oct 1920
 
1st Feb 1935
Defeated

*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.

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
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)