Charles Burbury

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Daniel Charles (Charles) Burbury ASMB was born at Evandale, Tasmania in 1870.[1] His father cam from an old established Tasmanian family, his grandfather settling at Evandale near Launceston in the 1830s.[2] Charles Burbury was sometime Deputy Master of the royal Mint in Perth, Western Australia.[3]

Burbury was the first person to conferred as an Associate of the Ballarat School of Mines in Metallurgy. He gained First Class Honours in Metallurgy, Mineralogy, Physical Geology and Chemical Geology in his final examinations in 1894.[4]

BALLARAT SCHOOL OF MINES
MR CHARLES BURBURY GAINS FIRST ASSOC1ATESHIP.
Tasmanian students at the Ballarat School of Mines have from time to time given a good acoount of themselves, and it is satisfactory to find that an exesmber. if the Examiner staff has been successful in gaining the first certificate of associateship granted by this excellent institution. Mr Charles Burbary left this office three years ago for Ballarat, and at once entered the school, and by close appli cation to his studies has been enabled to gain very high distinction. Having completed his course he returned to the city just before the Christmas holidays, and has been anxiously awaiting the result of his final test examination. This result came officially to hand, on 4th inst., and is that Mr Burbury is admitted as an associate of the school in the Depart ment of Metallurgy with a first-class certificate.- A further recommendation by the professorial board that Mr Burbury receive final certificates with honours in Metallurgy, Mineralogy, Physical Geology, and Chemical Geology was also adopted by the council of the school. In addition to these Mr Burbury also holds the first-class certificate in applied electricity. To a Tasmanian student, therefore, in the person of Mr Charles Burbury, is credited the honour of obtaining the first certificate of associatedship issued by the school, and it is to be hoped that he will have as bright a future as his numerous friends wish in the great world of mining into which he has stepped with so much promise.[5]

In 1887 Charles Burbury was appointed science director at the Sale School of Mines.[6]

Charles Burbury worked at the Royal Mint in Perth for many years. After his retirement from there he went to Bournemouth, England where he married an English woman.[7]

Daniel Charles Burbury died c1948 at Bournmouth, England.[8]

Legacy

Family

Charles Burbury married Mary Agatha Cunningham in 1908. Mary died when Stalnley Charles was a baby, and the baby was brought up by his mother's sister in Tasmania.[9]

BURBURY — CUNNINGHAM.— On the 17th October, at St. Mary's Church, West Perth, by the Rev. E. Makeham, Daniel Charles Burbury, of Perth, Western Australia, to Mary Agatha (Mollie), youngest daughter of J. H. Cunningham, of Hawthorn, South Australia.[10]

Charles and Mary Burbury had one child: -

1. Stanley Charles Burbury (b. 02 December 1909, Freemantle, W.A.[11]

See also

Ballarat School of Mines

Notes


Old Boys ... Science School ... Charles Burbury (Assoc. Met., 1896) holds the position of assayer in the Perth branch of the Royal Mint.[12]


...EXAMINATION OF COINS. Daniel Charles Burbury, A.B.S.M.. an assayer at the Perth branch of the Royal Mint, stated that he had examined coins handed him by the police. The coins were made of a base metal chiefly composed of tin. One of the shillings weighed 72.3 grains, whereas a genuine shilling should weigh 87.2 grains.
Haggett: The milling was similar to that on good money? — Yes, but the mill could be easily rubbed off by rubbing two of the coins together. Were the sixpences you examined the same date? — They were all 1917. And the shillings ? — They were 1918. ...[13]

References

  1. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984.pp 73, 177.
  2. Correspondence from Stanley C. Burbury in 1978, while Governor of Tasmania.
  3. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984.pp 73, 177.
  4. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984.pp 73, 177.
  5. The Tasmanian, 12 January 1895.
  6. Bairnesdale Advertiser, 15 April 1897.
  7. Correspondence from Stanley C. Burbury in 1978, while Governor of Tasmania.
  8. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984.pp 73, 177.
  9. Correspondence from Stanley C. Burbury in 1978, while Governor of Tasmania.
  10. Adelaide Chronicle, 7 November 1908.
  11. Correspondence from Stanley C. Burbury in 1978, while Governor of Tasmania.
  12. Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1916, p45.
  13. Perth Daily News, 1 June 1921.


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--Clare K.Gervasoni 15:20, 4 January 2015 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 12:57, 1 September 2020 (AEST)

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