Wyndham History

Joseph Franklin Moore (1888-1953)

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Joseph Franklin Moore (1888-1953)

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Shire President 1952-1953

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1952

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Wyndham City Libraries

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eng

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Joseph Franklin Moore was born in Sydney in 1888.  He resided in Altona from the early 1920s.

Joseph was very active in public life. He was president of the Altona Branch of the Australian Labor Party for many years, a prominent member of the Australian Natives Association, and secretary of Williamstown State Electoral Council.

Joseph was a Councillor for the Altona Riding of the Shire of Werribee and President of the Shire of Werribee 1952-1953.  

Councillor Moore was elected Shire President in September 1952, as reported in The Werribee Shire Banner, 18 September 1952, p. 1.

He fought for the improvement of the Altona railway service and took a leading role in the move to have Altona proclaimed a shire separate from Werribee.

As a Justice of the Peace, Joseph spent a good deal of time on the bench at the Williamstown Police Court.  He served in the First and Second World Wars. In the Second World War he was a part of the Citizen's Military Forces.

With wife Clara, James had two daughters and four sons. He died in 1953 at his home in Romawi Street, Altona after a long illness and is buried at the Footscray Cemetery.

Bibliography

1950 'Mr. J. F. MOORE.', Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), 18 August, p. 6, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70710033

1950 'CR. MOORE RETIRING.', Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), 3 November, p. 6, viewed 25 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70710535 1953 'Werribee president dies at 65.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 20 July, p. 5, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23256862

1953 'President of Werribee Shire Passes.', Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), 24 July, p. 1,  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70697559

National Archives of Australia, B884, V19758

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“Joseph Franklin Moore (1888-1953),” Wyndham History, accessed September 26, 2022, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/262.

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