Brice Mutton

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Brice Mutton
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
for Concord
In office
12 March 1949 – 7 December 1949
Preceded by Bill Carlton
Succeeded by John Adamson
Personal details
Born (1890-01-08)8 January 1890
Lerryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Died 7 December 1949(1949-12-07) (aged 59)
Concord, New South Wales
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Children Lerryn Mutton
Occupation Shipwright

Brice Mutton (8 January 1890 – 7 December 1949) was an Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for nine months in 1949. He was a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Early life[edit]

Mutton was born in Lerryn, Cornwall and was the son of a carpenter. He was educated to elementary level in Cornwall and became a builder. He emigrated to Australia in 1913 and was employed at Cockatoo Docks as shipwright and later established his own building business. He moved to Concord, New South Wales in 1923 and became active in community organizations including the Parents and Citizens Association and the Police Boys Club. Mutton was elected as an alderman of Concord Council between 1942 and 1949 and was the mayor from 1942 to 1944 and in 1947. His son Lerryn Mutton was a member of the Legislative Assembly between 1968 and 1978.[1]

State Parliament[edit]

Mutton was the unsuccessful Liberal Democrat candidate for Concord at the 1944 state election. He was defeated by Labor's Bill Carlton. He was also unsuccessful as the Liberal candidate at the next election in 1947. Mutton was eventually elected to parliament as the member for Concord at the 1949 by-election caused by the death of Carlton. However, he died suddenly nine months after his election.[2] He did not hold party, parliamentary or ministerial office.


  1. ^ "Mr Brice Mutton (1890–1949)". Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856–2006. New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  2. ^ Antony Green. "New South Wales Election Results 1856–2007". New South Wales Parliament. Archived from the original on 25 June 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Bill Carlton
Member for Concord
Succeeded by
John Adamson