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Albert E. Leake (1870-1949)



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Albert E. Leake (1870-1949)


Shire President 1909-1910







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Albert E. Leake was the fourth son of William Leake.  He was a farmer in the Truganina and Laverton districts, and an active member of the Methodist Church.

Albert served on the Wyndham Shire Council and was president in from 1909-1910.  During this time the name of Wyndham Shire was changed to Werribee.  When he was re-elected to Council in 1905 the newspaper reported ‘the ratepayers of the East Riding have a good representative in Councillor Albert Leake, who shows the same qualities of good sense, and attention to Council business, which distinguished his recently deceased uncle, and his late father, both of whom represented the same Riding, therefore there is an hereditary fitness in re-electing Cr. Albert Leake, and we have no doubt this will be done’.

Alfred and his wife Laura had five children, Lottie, Caroline, Albert, Mabel and Keith.  Albert knew great sadness, as when he died in 1949, three of his children, Mabel, Caroline and Keith, had pre-deceased him.  Caroline died of appendicitis and Keith was killed during World War II.


1905 'WERRIBEE ITEMS.', The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), 5 August, p. 3, viewed 13 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90167733

1930 'Personal.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 4 December, p. 3, viewed 13 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74052921 1925 'Valedictory.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 9 April, p. 6, viewed 13 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75071936

1949 'TOWN'S NAME CHANGED 40 YEARS AGO.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 24 November, p. 2, viewed 13 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74719628

1949 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 29 November, p. 12, viewed 13 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22794967


Wyndham City Libraries, “Albert E. Leake (1870-1949),” Wyndham History, accessed February 6, 2023, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/256.


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This Item Relation Item: William Leake (1829-1879)
This Item Relation Item: Alfred Leake (1839-1903)
Item: Albert and Alfred Leakes houses (site),
Leakes Road,
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