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Holford Highlord Wettenhall

17 October 1840 (Wettenhall, near Sorell, Tasmania)
29 October 1920
Commander Robert and Mary Burgess, nee Bussell

Religion: Church of England?

Marital Status: (1) 1866 near Colac, Mary Burgess Dennis; 7s. 2d. ; (2) Laura Dennys; no children


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
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative CouncilNelson1 March 18831 September 1886By-election

*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
Other seats contested
Nelson Province Nov 1882, 1886, Stawell (Legislative Assembly) 1889, 1892

Last updated: 20th November 2018