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Octavius Burt

Octavius Burt was the eigth son of Sir Archibald Burt, the first Chief Justice in the colony, as were Alfred and Septimus, the seventh son.

The Late Mr. Octavius Burt. On April 1 there passed peacefully away, at his late residence, one of the oldest and highly respected citizens of this State in the person of the late Mr. Octavius Burt. Born in St. Kitts West Indies, the deceased had spent the best part of 79 years in this State. His endeavours to improve the Christian and social welfare of the community were many, but they were anonymous. Much has been written about the deceased and little more can be added, except to say 'Vale Octavius."

His remains were removed from his late residence to the chapel of Messrs. C. H. Smith and Company. 281 Newcastle-street. Perth. and then were removed to St. George's Cathedral. where an impressive service was conducted by the Rev. W. E. Jones, assisted by Archdeacon Hudiesto Canon W. Patrick (who read the lesson), and the Dean of Perth. the Very Rev. Dean Moore (who delivered an impressive address on the life of the deceased) and the blessing was Pronounced by the Primate (Dr. H. P. Le Parn). At the graveside there was a large and representative attendance.

The chief mourners were:-Messrs. A. P. G. Burt and P. W. Leaks (nephews). F. T. Burt (great-nephew), and W. Balaton (son-in-law). The pall bearers were:-Messrs. E. H. de Witt,. B. H. Darbyshire, R. H. Clifton, Alfred Sandover. and P. Savage. and Warden W. L. Owen. Those Present to Day their last respects were:-Sir John Kirwan (President of the Legislative Council). Mr. C.G. Latham (Leader of the Opposition). Mr. Vernon Hammersley. M.L.C.. Dr. A. G. S. Wallace. Messrs. Jas. O. Fisher (secretary, Diocese of Perth), J. L. Gord (Church Extension So ciety), B. W. Henderson (National Bank). . R. C. Adkins (Pastoralists' Association of Western Australia), Edmund C. Clifton. J. F. Roe. J. L. S. Price, D. Hamilton, F. L. Spen cer, Mervyn Forrest R. C. Pairairn, B. O. Barker,. A . B.Maasoon. Owen Parry. Arthur Parry, A. S. Price, J. P. McMilian. A. C. Gull. H. D. Moseley. Hubert Parker, Tom Car ter. Frank ,efroy. E. Stephen Hart. C. M. Jaffa. Eric Sandover E. L. Webster, O. Drake Brockman, S. W. eake G. MucLeod. . P. Stevens, Herbert Parry, Norman Temperley. Frank O'Meehn. G. .L Bostock. James Thompson. L. I. Leake. J. L. Bronkley. Geo. T. Wood J. Rose, H. B. Stone. H. . Huhes, W. 8. Clare-White. L.-C. Manning, and D. 0. Foulkes-Taylor. Floral tributes were received from Ethel and her family, M. Ethel Burt Reg. Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Burt, and Bob. Hilda and Joan. Monty and May Balston. Irwin and Olive. George and Lilie. Frank and Audrey, Mina, Pussie, Frank and Fannle Leakse. Cuth bert and Julla. Kathleen. Mariory Jones, Daecle, HlUds Merryweather, Madelene Owynne. Kate Clifton, It. C. and F. A. airbairn. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. de Wltl, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lee Steere. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McMillan. Mrs. A. T. Skeet, Mr. and Mrs, E. B. Hart, Mrs. Ernest Poster, Mr. and Mrs. William Burgess Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Clifton, Misses Lee Steere. M rs. C. V. Fose and Miss Foss. Mrs. C. I. Oldham, Shella and John Brinkley, Isla. Hubert and the boys, Mrs. Clement and Helen, Mr. Rilchard and Miss Hamilton. Bill Leake and family, the Rev. W. S. Jones Mrs. Jones and Marianne. the Rev. and Mrs. P. U. Henn. from all at Csrbrakine. the president and members of the Old Halelans' Association, the president and members of the Weld Club and the president. executive, and members of the 'asioralists' Association of Western Aus tralia. Messages of condolence were re ceived by the bereaved family from all parts of the State.
The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. C. H. Smith and Co.

BURT, Octavius , b. 14.12.1849 (W.Indies), d. 1.4.1940, son of Archibald Paull B., arr. 29.1.1861 per Hastings with parents, m. 28.11.1877 Esther Mary HARE b. 5.5.1860 d. 5.3.1925, dtr. of Res. Mag. Albany. Chd. Maude Anne Georgiana b. 1879 (Perth C/E), Emma Louisa b. 1879 d. 1928. Employed 1869-71 at National Bank, Perth, after which was appointed Clerk & then Private Secr. to Gov. Weld & Gov. Robinson. In 1877 was a Commissioner for W.A. Exhibits at Paris Exhibition. 1878 Clerk in Lands & Survey Office. 1880-4 Res. Mag. for Toodyay district. 1885 Asst. Col. Sec. Perth: 1887 Res. Mag. York & Asst. Col. Sec: 1890 Acting Col. Sec. MLC & Exec. Council & Under Secr. for the State. 1898-9 Agent General in London. 1901 Sheriff & Comptroller of Prisons & Chief Electoral Officer until retirement 1912: 1903 awarded Companion of Imperial Service Order. C/ E member of Synod Diocesan Council & Cathedral Chapter. Volunteer with Imperial Army in W.A. Wife to Eastern Australia & returned 1880. Educ. Bishop's College Perth.

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