Walter Halverson

Brick Maker

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1883 1888
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Walter Halverson was born on 9 October 1848 at Ilford, Essex, England, the son of George Halverson and Mary Hills. He married Martha Taylor (1848-1910) at Romford, Essex, England on 1 December 1872, and they had two sons and four daughters. Halverson immigrated to Australia on board the ship ‘Southern Belle’ which arrived at Rockhampton, Queensland on 6 March 1874. He died at Arncliffe, NSW on 5 December 1908, aged 60 years; he was buried at Woronora Cemetery in the Church of England Section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £438. Walter Halverson lived at Lackey Street, St Peters.

Occupation & interests

Walter Halverson was a brick maker at Brickfields, Alexandria. With the rise of the mercantile city, Halvorsen was representative of self employed brick makers in Sydney’s burgeoning building industry.

Local government service

Walter Halvorsen was an alderman on the Alexandria Council 1883-88 representing the South Ward.


‘Suburban and Country Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 1883, p. 5,


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