Alfred Edward Morgans
| || Date: 17 February 1850|
Place: Ochr Churith Machen Lower, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
|Arrived in WA 1896|
|Son of Morgan Morgan, mine and civil engineer, and Mary Ann Tucker |
Marriage and Family
|Married 19 March 1872, Independent Chapel, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, England to Fanny Ridler, daughter of James|
Children: three sons and one daughter
|Date: 10 August 1933|
Place: South Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
|Church of England|
|Educated at private schools and schools of mines|
|Engineer and consul|
|Apprenticed at Ebbw Vale as mechanical engineer|
Worked in various regions of Britain as mechanical engineer specialising in iron and coal mining
Sent to Mexico circa 1878 to supervise gold and silver mines in Central America especially Guatemala and Nicaragua, representing British investment in mining and railways
Arrived in WA 1896 to inspect mining properties for London capitalists, became local managing director and attorney for several financial corporations especially Westralia Mt Morgans Gold Mining Company
Developed Mt Morgans field and township, copper smelting plant and several other gold and asbestos enterprises
Owner of Salisbury Famous Bule and other mines
Owned grazing property in Porongurups
Consul for Austria–Hungary 1910–1917, vice consul for Spain 1915, consular agent for USA 29 April 1921–31 December 1930 (acting from 1918)
Local Government Service
|North Fremantle Municipal Council 1918–1920|
|4 May 1897|
|Search for speeches by Alfred Morgans|
- MLA Coolgardie 4 May 1897–28 June 1904
- Premier and Colonial Treasurer 21 November–23 December 1901
|President committee administering Perth Zoological Gardens 1921–1929|
|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, 2001, p. 146-147.|
|G. C. Bolton, 'Morgans, Alfred Edward (1850–1933)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/morgans-alfred-edward-7653/text13387, published first in hardcopy 1986, accessed online 24 December 2015.|
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Kimberly, WB. History of West Australia. A Narrative of her Past, together with biographies of her leading men, p. 218–20.
Raeside J. Golden Days, p. 88–90.
Reid, GS and MR Oliver, The premiers of Western Australia 1890-1982.
Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia, p. 33.
West Australian, 12 August 1923.