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Alfred Edmund Laver (1858–1927)


The death occurred on Monday of Mr. Alfred E. Laver, of Francis-street, West Marrickville, who until three years ago had been superintendent of the Melbourne Benevolent Asylum for 27 years. He retired on account of ill-health. Prior to becoming superintendent of the Melbourne institution, Mr. Laver was for 15 years superintendent of the Castlemaine Asylum.

Mr. Laver was born at Castlemaine 65 years ago. He was a brother of the late Mr. Frank Laver, the international cricketer, of Professor Laver, who was for many years in charge of the Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne, of Dr. Charles Laver, of Kalgoorlie (who discovered the Laverton goldfield), Mr. Ralph Laver, of Melbourne, and Mr. Rudolph Laver, who resides in Germany. The late Mr. Laver leaves a widow, two daughters, and one son. The funeral took place on Thursday at the Rookwood Cemetery.

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