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Sir William Gordon Fry (KT1980)

12 June 1909 (Ballarat, Victoria)
29 September 2000
Alfred Gordon, engineer, and Edith Elizabeth Andrews

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: 19 Sept 1936 Lilian Gwendoline Macrae; 4s.

MacArthur St State School, Ballarat, Ballarat High School, Ballarat Teachers' College, Melbourne University, Education Department (first hons)

School teacher

School teacher Vic. Education Department; Australian Imperial Force 1940-1945, 21c 9th battalion and Commanding Officer 47th battalion, New Guinea, Solomons, lieutenant-colonel, mentioned in dispatches; headed commission investigating war crimes in Pacific area, post-war Victoria;  Barracks Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General; leader Sun Youth Travel group to United Kingdom 1951; taught Camperdown State School 1946-1956, headmaster Cheltenham, Windsor, Cheltenham Heights and other state schools; committee member Eye and Ear Hospital 1972-1980, Mordialloc-Cheltenham Hospital 1967-1983, Melbourne Family Care.


Moorabbin city councillor 1963-1972, mayor 1968-1969
Liberal Party
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative CouncilHiginbotham29 April 19674 May 1979

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.
Inaugural Speech

Last updated: 1st May 2019