John Russell Walter
| || Date: 23 June 1863|
Place: Bishop’s Hall, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
|To WA 1886–1887|
|Son of Octavius Gardiner and Prudence Ardagh |
Marriage and Family
|Married 2 July 1891, Parish Church, Bunbury, Emily Louisa Thomson (born 12 July 1870 and died 5 December 1955), daughter of James Guy and Emma Lucille Frances Roe|
Children: two sons and six daughters
|Date: 27 June 1944|
Place: Bridgetown, Western Australia
|Church of England|
|Educated locally and Oxford University|
Two years at Guelph Agricultural College Canada
|Worked in Ontario in summer|
Worked at Busselton farm of Joseph Cookworthy and with brother William Ardagh Gardiner at Nannup
1889 bought 400 acres at Bridgetown and selected 2,000 acres later - ‘The Peninsula’ - crops and orchard
Agency business in town 1905–1910
Local Government Service
|Bridgetown Road Board Chairman|
|11 December 1903|
|No inaugural speech given|
|Search for speeches by John Walter|
- MLA Nelson 11 December 1903 (by-election)–28 June 1904
- Contested Nelson 27 October 1905
|Justice of the Peace, 1900|
Secretary and president Agricultural Society
Chairman Health Board
|Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 2, p. 461.|
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 201.
Bridgetown Advocate, 29 June 1944.
Dictionary of Western Australians, 1829-1914. Volume 4. Part 2, L-Z. The challenging years, 1868-1888.
Western Mail,13 May 1898.