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William Archibald Borthwick

20 November 1924 (Murrayville, Victoria)
31 July 2001
Archibald, storekeeper and postmaster, and Ruth Eliza Eagle
(1) 22 July 1948 Dorothy Alice Hackett; 2s.; (2) 11 June 1971 Margaret Cameron Manders; 1s.
Bank officer and insurance representative
Church of England
Cowangie and Walpeup State Schools, Ballarat Grammar School
WWII Royal Australian Air Force, England, Italy, Yugoslavia, fighter pilot; lived Dandenong Ranges from 1945; bank officer State Savings Bank of Vic. 1940-1957; insurance representative 1957-1960; secretary Ferntree Gully and District Tennis Association 1955-1957; co-founder Upper Ferntree Gully Boy Scout Troop; board member and honorary Treasurer William Angliss Hospital six years, member Ferntree Gully Technical School and Upwey High School CIs; life member Upper Ferntree Gully Rural Fire Brigade and 1812 Theatre, Ferntree Gully; patron Dandenong Ranges Music Council; honorary secretary Upper Ferntree Gully Pre-School Association; freeman Shire of Lilydale; serving brother St John of Jerusalem; MCG trustee; A-grade tennis player and local footballer; keen trout fisherman.
Liberal and Country Party
Liberal Party
Party Note
Deputy leader 1981-1982
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyScoresby17 September 1960(b/e)28 April 1967 
Legislative AssemblyMonbulk29 April 1967 2 April 1982Defeated

*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.
Inaugural Speech
Minister of Water Supply May 1967-June 1970, Minister of Lands, of Soldier Settlement, and for Conservation June 1970-May 1979, Minister of Health May 1979-Apr 1982, Deputy Premier June 1981-Apr 1982. Printing committee 1961-1964 Statute Law Revision committee 1964-1967.
Who's Who in Australia 1962-1980; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Eric White Associates Ltd, 'Victorian State Parliamentary and Civic Guide', Melbourne, 1960-74; 'Notable Australians', Melbourne, 1978; SNP 19 Sept 1960, 8 Apr 1982; Age 29 May 1981; Aust
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985

Last updated: 16th May 2016