Wyndham History

Laurence Edric Earl

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Laurence Edric Earl

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Shire President 1947-1949

Date

1947

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Wyndham City Libraries

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Language

eng

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Laurence Edric Earl was born in Melbourne in 1900. He and his wife Grace had one daughter, Patricia.

Laurence had a long career in the dairy industry. He worked for the Federal Milk Company, and was appointed manager of the Werribee Settlers' Dairying Co-Operative Company Ltd in 1932.  In 1952 while manager of the Producers' Dairying Company, Laurence and his wife undertook a four month tour of England, Sweden, Denmark, France and the United States to investigate the latest developments in the ice-cream industry.

During the Second World War Laurence served in the Volunteer Defence Corps, an Australian part-time volunteer military force of modelled on the British Home Guard.  He was Secretary of the Returned Soldiers League in the early forties.

Lawrence was Werribee Shire President from 1947-1949. He was a keen lawn bowler, representing Werribee in pennant competitions on many occasions.

Bibliography

1932 'Personal.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 31 March, p. 2, viewed 7 July, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74579555

1941 'R.S.S.I.L.A. OFFICE BEARERS ELECTED.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 4 December, p. 3, viewed 7 July, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74061171

1948 'Wedding Bells.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 16 September, p. 2, viewed 7 July, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74718047

1952 'CR. L. E. EARL FOR OVERSEAS TOUR.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 7 February, p. 2, viewed 7 July, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74722862

World War Two Nominal Roll http://www.ww2roll.gov.au

Citation

“Laurence Edric Earl,” Wyndham History, accessed July 29, 2021, https://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/238.

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