W.B. Perry

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Background

William Barbour Perry (c.1824-1893) was another committee member of the Old Identities’ Association. He was born in Oxfordshire, England, and following his marriage, he and his wife, Ann Perry, emigrated on the Chowringhee, arriving in August 1853.315 Perry’s intention was to seek his fortune on the goldfields as he listed his occupation as a digger. By 1862, Perry had become a painter and lived in Armstrong Street. He soon turned to the butchery business.[1]

Perry tendered his resignation as a member of the Old Colonists’ Association Council in 1888 due to ill-health.320 He died in Ballarat in 1893.[2]

Community Involvement

The first regular election of officers and a committee of management was held on 3 April 1884.287 Those elected were J.W. Graham, president; W.H. Butler and J. Brooksbank, vice presidents; W.F. Osbourne, secretary; J.W. Graham, treasurer, pro tem; and W.B. Perry, J. McMeekin, T. Marks, J. Farr, J. Hill, R. Cook and A. Imray as committee members. Daniel Fern was appointed treasurer at a subsequent meeting in April 1884.[3]

Family

In 1877 Perry married Mary Ann Ruming (Ann Perry had died in 1855).[4]

Obituary

Mr W. B. Perry, who has been seriously ill for some weeks past, died during Thursday night. The deceased, who was a resident of Ballarat for about 40 years, was a member of the Old Colonists' Association, in which body he held office as a member of the council. The funeral will move from his late residence, Gordon street, off King street, this afternoon, at 3 o’clock.[5]

Also See

Old Colonists' Association

References

  1. Dr David Rowe: Authentic Heritage Services Pty Ltd & Wendy Jacobs: Architect & Heritage Consultant, Old Colonists' Hall Conservation Management Plan, 2021, p.56.
  2. Dr David Rowe: Authentic Heritage Services Pty Ltd & Wendy Jacobs: Architect & Heritage Consultant, Old Colonists' Hall Conservation Management Plan, 2021, p.56.
  3. Ballarat Star, 13 November 1888.
  4. Dr David Rowe: Authentic Heritage Services Pty Ltd & Wendy Jacobs: Architect & Heritage Consultant, Old Colonists' Hall Conservation Management Plan, 2021, p.56.
  5. Ballarat Star, 28 April 1893.
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