Arthur John Ernest Willison
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|Arthur John Ernest Willison|
|Died||11 September 1932|
|Burial place||Burwood Cemetery, Burwood|
Auburn (1909) |
1 Radnor Street, Camberwell
|Children||A son born 21 July 1894|
Arthur John Ernest Willison was a councillor for South Ward on the Camberwell Council for 11 years and served as mayor for one term in 1922-1923. He died in office on 11 September 1932 at his home in Camberwell.
He served as president of the Hartwell United Churches Football Club until his death.
He was first elected as councillor for South Ward in September 1915 when he defeated the incumbent Edward Dillon by 33 votes. Dillon was the longest-serving councillor in Boroondara's history. The election was primarily fought over the introduction of a controversial by-law to control wandering stock. Willison was re-elected unopposed in the 1918 election.
Willison railway station was renamed in his honour in 1936.
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- The Age. 21 July 1894. Family Notices. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197472094, accessed 9 September 2017
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