Arthur John Ernest Willison

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Arthur John Ernest Willison
Died 11 September 1932
Burial place Burwood Cemetery, Burwood[1]
Residence Auburn (1909)[2]
1 Radnor Street, Camberwell[3]
Children A son born 21 July 1894[4]

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.[5] 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.[1]


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.[6] Willison was re-elected unopposed in the 1918 election.[7]


Willison railway station was renamed in his honour in 1936.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Argus. 12 September 1932. Family Notices., accessed 9 September 2017
  2. The Argus. 19 May 1909. Advertising., accessed: 9 September 2017
  3. The Age. 12 September 1932. Family Notices - Willison., accessed: 9 September 2017
  4. The Age. 21 July 1894. Family Notices., accessed 9 September 2017
  5. Blainey, Geoffrey (1980). 'A History of Camberwell'. Melbourne:Lothian.
  6. Camberwell and Hawthorn Advertiser. CAMBERWELL CITY. 4 September 1915., accessed: 9 September 2017
  7. Hawthorn, Kew and Camberwell Citizen. City of Camberwell Annual Election August 22, 1918. 23 August 1918., accessed: 9 September 2017