George Perry (c1828-1900)

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George Perry was born about 1828 to George Perry and Lucy UNKNOWN.

George Perry was a shareholder and director of the Phoenix Foundry.

George Perry was the third Town Clerk of Ballarat West.[1]



Mr. George Perry, the city clerk, died this morning from a paralytic stroke, with which he was stricken while walking in his garden. He had a similar seizure early last year, and was ordered to England by his medical advisers to recruit his health. Mr. Perry returned to Ballarat a few months ago, having received but little benefit from his trip. The deceased, who was a widower and about 70 years of age, was an old colonist, having arrived from England in the early fifties. Like most of the pioneers, he was for a while engaged in gold digging, spending much of his time on the fields in the neighborhood of Smythesdale. Subsequently he became legal manager of the Old Monarch Company and other ventures, and on coming to Ballarat he entered into business as a storekeeper with Mr. Richard Wicking, under the title of Wicking and Perry. In 1877 he was appointed city clerk, in succession to Mr. Richard Ford, afterwards Railway Commissioner. He lost heavily through the suspension of the banks, but is believed to have been in comfortable circumstances. Deceased was a director of the Phoenix Foundry and the Ballarat Banking Company.[2]


George Perry married Lucy UNKNOWN

--+ George Perry (c1828-1900) married Susanna Neate (c1829-1896)

PERRY. On the 11th November, at her residence, Drummond street north, Susanna, the beloved wife of George Perry, Town Clerk.[3]

See also

Phoenix Foundry

Old Colonists' Association


The residence of the late Mr. George Perry, having a frontage of 184ft to Drummond-street, was sold at auction on Monday by the Ballarat Trustees, Executors, and Agency Company. The purchaser was Mr. Harry Davies, and the price paid £1,800.[4]


  1. accessed 15 March 2013.
  2. The Age, 29 January 1900.
  3. Ballarat Star, 28 November 1896.
  4. The Argus, 27 March 1900.

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--Beth Kicinski 15:40, 19 January 2015 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 22:25, 19 October 2018 (AEDT)

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