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, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13519205