Richardson, Alexander Evelyn

Personal Details

First nameAlexander
Middle nameEvelyn
Date of birth21/02/1893
Place of birthTownsville, Qld


Alexander was born in Townsville, the son of James Alexander Richardson and Louisa Ann Hodel. [Ref: 1893/011199]

Louie Gladys – 27 Nov 1890, died 5 May 1897
Alexander Evelyn – 21 Feb 1893
Winifred – 8 July 1897

Queensland Country Life Thursday 21 May 1953
Mr. A. E. Richardson
MUTTABURRA district lost a highly respected grazier and public figure by the death in hospital of Mr. Alexander Evelyn Richardson, of Hanworth. Born in Townsville, he was a son of the late J. A. Richardson (McKimmin and Richardson Ltd.) and of Mrs. L. A. Richardson, Sydney. He was educated at Townsville Grammar School, Barker College and Sydney University, where he took a Commerce and Economics course.
He was for a short time accountant in his late father’s firm, but wanting to go on the land, jackerooed on Cameron Downs. His first grazing venture was Glenanar, Hughenden, which he held till about 1923. After a trip abroad, he purchased Hanworth in 1925.
His public life included a term as member of Aramac Shire Council, membership of the old Muttaburra Hospital Committee, president of Muttaburra Graziers’ branch, secretary for many years, and president at his death of the Tower Hill Picnic Race Club. His marriage to Miss Olive Jean Cox took place in Sydney in 1925, and he is survived by her and a son, Keith and daughter, June.
[Source: OBITUARY. (1953, May 21). Queensland Country Life (Qld.: 1900 – 1954), p. 22. Retrieved December 21, 2013, from]

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Service numberQ214845
Date of enlistment16/05/1942
Locality of enlistmentHanworth, Muttaburra, Qld
Place of enlistmentMuttaburra, Qld
Next of kinOlive Richardson
Date of discharge21/10/1945
Posting at discharge14 Battalion Volunteers Defence Corps (Qld)
Prisoner of war