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WALKER, William
OTTER, Isabella (Mary)
EDDY, John
(Cir 1830-)
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WALKER, John Thomas
EDDY, Mary

WALKER, Alfred Leslie


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DAY, Mary Lynda (Mollie)

WALKER, Alfred Leslie

  • Born: 4 Jul 1877, Kooringa dist Burra
  • Marriage: DAY, Mary Lynda (Mollie) on 3 Jul 1907 in Methodist Church Kooringa dist Burra
  • Died: 16 Jan 1968, Burra, South Australia at age 90

bullet  General Notes:

South Australian Births - Index of Registrations 1842-1906

"WALKER Alfred Leslie (M) 4 Jul 1877 Kooringa dist Bur par John Thomas WALKER & Mary EDDY b185 p74".

Burra School Record
09-01-1885 WALKER Alfred 04-07-1877 WALKER John
Bootmaker Chapel St. Kooringa Burra Infants B 323

Page 465

WALKER & SONS, general drapers, clothiers, boot importers, and general furnishers, Market Square, Kooringa. This business,which was originally established by Mr. J. T. Walker (to whom reference is made elsewhere in this work), is one of the largest and most important of its kind in the district. The major portion of the goods are
imported direct from England, Europe, and Japan; and the premises, situated in Market Square, in the heart of the town, are stocked with a very large and varied assortment
of drapery, furnisher, etc.,the stock of boots and shoes in particular being second to none in the North of the State.
ALFRED LESLIE WALKER, the senior proprietor of the business, is the third son of Mr. J. T. Walker, and was born at the Burra on July 4, 1877. He received his education at the Model School, North Adelaide, and subsequently spent a few months in the city. Entering his father's business at the Burra at the age of seventeen he had gained sufficient experience to enable him to take over the management, and he has since proved his commercial ability by working the concern up to its present important position. Two years were spent by Mr. A. L. Walker at the firm's branch at Broken Hill, and he was also at Petersburg for a time. On January 23, 1907, his father made over the Burra business to him and his brother, OSWALD GILBERT WALKER, and the partners continue to carry it on with conspicuous success. The junior member of the firm was born at the Burra in 1881, and entered the business at the close of his scholastic education, which was conducted at the same town. He was associated for five years with the Broken Hill branch, which he left in order to assume the proprietorship at the Burra in conjunction with his brother.
The Messrs. Walker devote the greater portion of their time and attention to the demands of the business, and have but little leisure to give to public affairs. They are,
however, members of the Order of Foresters, being connected with the local lodge. Mr. A. L. Walker was married on July 3, 1907, to Mary, daughter of Mr. Luke Day, of Kooringa; and on September 4, of the same year, Mr. O. G. Walker married May, daughter of Mr. John McLaren, of Kooringa.
Alfred and Mollie lived in Kingston Street, Burra
From the Burra Record
Transcribed by Eric Fuss
5 Jan. 1921
Page 1
Walker & SonsBoots & Shoes, Kooringa

7 Dec. 1921, page 3
"Alf Walker
of Kooringa has found a large bone at Baldina and it is believed to be from a prehistoric animal. A photo will be sent to the British Museum for identification."

4 Jan. 1922
Page 1
Walker & SonsDrapery, Clothing & Footwear, Kooringa

Burra Town Council, 6 February
"Messrs Walker & Sons will be asked to improve the appearance of their property in Market Square".

3 Jan. 1923
Page 1
Walker & SonsShoe Shop, Kooringa

9 January 1924
Advertisements 1924
Page 1
Walker & SonsShoe shop, Kooringa

25 June 1924, Page 3
have seen new frontages for the shops of F. Harris, Walker & Sons and L.L. Wicklein which have smartened up that part of Market Square."

7 Jan. 1925
Advertisements, Page 1
Walker & SonsShoe Store, Kooringa

6 Jan. 1926
Advertisements, page 1
Walker & SonsShoes and clothing, Kooringa

5 Jan. 1927
Page 1 Advertisements
Walker & SonsGramophones, Phonographs, Records, Pianos, Player-pianos & Rolls, Market Square
Page 4 Advertisements
Walker & SonsAgents for The Australasian Implement & House Furniture Co.'s Pianos, Player Pianos, Phonographs, Records & Rolls

15 June 1927, Supplement
Burra Town Council,
7 June
Permission was granted to an application to remove trees from in front of their businesses from the following (at their own expense): Pederson & Son, E.J. Harris, W.H. Spier, G.C. Kuchenmeister and Walker & Son.

4 Jan. 1928
Page 1 Advertisements
Walker & SonsShoe Store, Market Square

29 Aug. 1928, page 3
Burra Institute Chess & Draughts Club
got off to a good start on 22 August. Mr A. Walker was elected President and A.A. Davey is Secretary.

9 Jan. 1929
Page 1 Advertisements
Walker & SonsFootwear, Market Square

8 Jan. 1930
Page 1 Advertisements
Walker & SonsShoes

24 Dec. 1930, page 2
Burra Mine
Alf Walker, Hon. Secretary of Burra Mine Unemployment Committee reports that 60 men have handed in their names and 44 are presently at work. They have struck good ore, but the difficulty is that the best ore is on a level with the water line. The Minister of Mines will be asked to provide a pumping plant.

7 Jan. 1931
Page 1 Advertisements
Walker & SonsShoe Store

6 Jan. 1932
Page 1 Advertisements
Walker & SonsBoots & Shoes, Perfumes, Soaps, Phonographs & Records, Tennis Racquets, braces, ties, etc.

17 Aug. 1932, page 3
George Herbert
completed 50 years of service with the firm of J.T. Walker & Sons, bootmakers of Kooringa, on 12 August.

4 Jan. 1933
Page 1 Advertisements
Walker & SonsShoe Store

15 Feb. 1933, page 1
Mongolata Goldfield
A.L. Walker cites a letter from Frank Treloar.
Treloar says he little thought that when Walker brought down a carload of books from the Burra Mine and when he (Treloar) got another load from the Mine Office, that they were saving the history of the mine for the state. And it will now live in book form at the Archives. The Directors of SAMA have also given the books they used.

3 Jan. 1934
Page 1 Advertisements
Walker & SonsShoes, Kooringa

5 Jan. 1937
Page 1 Advertisements
Walker & SonsShoes etc.

2 Mar. 1937, page 1
Walker & Sons are selling Pederson's stock of boots and shoes.
[This is the only indication in the paper that Pederson's are quitting business, except perhaps for January's notice that their long term employee Percy Byrne was setting up business on his own.]

2 Jan. 1940, Page 1
Walker & SonsShoe Store

Alfred Walker appears to have been involved in many community affairs and events including raising money for the unemployed, conserving mining records from the beginning of mining in the Burra area, the Progress Association

South Australian Deaths - Index of Registrations 1916-1972
WALKER Alfred Leslie (M) 70y stat (W) of Burra d 16 Jan 1948 at Burra dist Bur b722 p2147".


Alfred married Mary Lynda (Mollie) DAY, daughter of Luke Hedow DAY and Hester (Esther) Miriam MACLEOD, on 3 Jul 1907 in Methodist Church Kooringa dist Burra. (Mary Lynda (Mollie) DAY was born on 15 Jul 1886 in Not Known and died on 4 May 1942 in Burra, South Australia.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

South Australian Marriages - Index of Registrations 1842 - 1916

"WALKER Alfred Leslie 30y S (f John Thomas WALKER) m 3 Jul 1907 DAY Mary Lynda 22y S (f Luke DAY) at Methodist Church Kooringa dist Bur b232 p82".

Extracts from the Burra Record relating to the Walker Family - complied by Eric Fuss
10 July 1907, page 2
" Marriage.
Mary Lynda (Mollie) Day married Alfred Leslie Walker, son of J.T. Walker of Adelaide and late of Burra, in the Kooringa Methodist Church on 3 July. (Details in 1 column.)"

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