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William Fulbert Archer (1883–1952)

Mr. William Fulbert Archer of Brickendon, who was prominent in municipal and pastoral affairs in Longford for many years, died yesterday at Longford aged 68 years.

Mr. Archer was a son of the late Mr. William Henry Davies Archer, and took charge of the Brickendon estate on his return from England, where he took his B.A. degree at Cambridge University. Brickendon has been in the Archer family since about 1820.

Mr. Archer was a member of the Longford Council for many years and was Warden for several terms. He was patron of the Northern Agricultural Society and a member of the Longford Racing Club.

Until his retirement recently because of ill-health, he was a churchwarden of Christ Church Longford, and took a close personal interest in charitable causes and public events. He was coroner for the district.

While at Cambridge, Mr. Archer played cricket with the University second eleven and on his return to Tasmania he was a member of the Longford Cricket Club. He also became an active member of the Longford Tennis Club and the Longford Golf Club.

At Brickendon Mr. Archer formerly bred draught horses and showed them with success. At one time big grain crops were grown there, but in more recent years wool and stud sheep were produced.

Mr. Archer is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Phyllis Bisdee, of Jericho; two sons, Peter and Kerry, and a daughter, Rose.

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'Archer, William Fulbert (1883–1952)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 April 2024.

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29 October, 1883
Tasmania, Australia


5 May, 1952 (aged 68)
Longford, Tasmania, Australia

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