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Holford Highlord Wettenhall

Holford Highlord Wettenhall

Born
17 October 1840 (Wettenhall, near Sorell, Tasmania)
Died
29 October 1920 (Toorak)
Parents
Commander Robert and Mary Burgess, nee Bussell
Marriage
(1) 1866 near Colac, Mary Burgess Dennis; 7s. 2d. ; (2) Laura Dennys; no children
Occupation
Pastoralist
Religion
Church of England?
Career
Came to Vic. 1859; overseer for Dennis Bros. of Carr's Plains station in the Wimmera 1861; manager 1863; later leased the property, and in 1905 purchased the homestead with 15,000 acres; in 1890 he had purchased at Pomonal, near Stawell, a 400-acre property known as Glen Holford for orcharding, leaving Carr's Plains to the management of his son Herbert; was interested also in other properties in Vic. and NSW. Founder of two new breeds of sheep, the Ideal and the Carrsdale. President Stawell Agric. and Pastoral Society; member Kara Kara road board; first president Stawell branch Aust. Natives' Association.;Stawell shire councillor and president several times
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLC
Nelson
1st Mar 1883
(b/e)
1st Sep 1886
 

*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
Nelson Province Nov 1882, 1886, Stawell (Legislative Assembly) 1889, 1892
References
Australian Dictionary of Biography, 6
Initial Data Source
Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)