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Frederick A. Emery



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Frederick A. Emery


Shire President 1947-1948




Frederick Emery's nephew supplied some of the information contained in this article.







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Frederick Emery was born to Albert Felix Emery (1883-1948) and Mabel Louisa Florence Emery. He lived with his wife Ivy in Mount Street in Altona. Frederick was a Director and sales manager of Tubilt Developments Pty. Ltd, wholesale furniture manufacturers and retailers of 90 Ferguson Street, Williamstown.

He was elected to Council in 1945.  As reported in The Werribee Shire Banner, Thursday 11 September 1947, p.2 he was elected to the position of Shire President.

Cr Emery was a popular Councillor, attending almost every function in the Shire and was unremitting in his efforts for the interests of the Altona riding. His wife Ivy also took an active interest in the progress and general welfare of the community, besides being well-known in golfing circles.

Ivy played an important role in the establishment of the first Infant Welfare Centre in Altona. Frederick resigned from Council in 1951 to take over the licence of a hotel in Jindera, near Albury, New South Wales. He was a member of a company which had recently acquired a hotel license for Altona, but building permit difficulties have provided obstacles for the £50,000 project. He retained his Altona interests and thought he would return. Frederick did not return to Altona but sold up his hotel and moved to Queensland where he settled in Redland Bay area.

After he passed away his wife Ivy moved back to Albury NSW, where she passed away in about 1997.

There are two locations in Altona named after Frederick Emery:
  • F.A. EMERY RESERVE, Green Court Altona. 
  • Emery Court Altona


1945 'A Noted Visitor.', Benalla Ensign (Vic. : 1938 - 1954), 7 September, p. 1 Edition: MORNING, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65563594

1946 'NEW COMPANY REGISTRATIONS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 26 March, p. 13, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22236825

1946 'Truancy Cases.', Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), 23 August, p. 1, , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70686290

1947 'CR. EMERY ELECTED SHIRE PRESIDENT.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 11 September, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75208127

1948 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 1 March, p. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22538249

1948 'OBITUARY.', Benalla Ensign (Vic. : 1938 - 1954), 5 March, p. 5 Edition: MORNING., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70383652

1951 'HOTEL LICENCE GRANTED FOR ALTONA.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 11 January, p. 5, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74721172


Wyndham City Libraries, “Frederick A. Emery,” Wyndham History, accessed September 28, 2022, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/239.


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