Charles Veryard

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Charles John Besley Veryard (1900–7 September 1967[1]) was a City of Perth Councillor from 1927 until 1964 and Mayor of Perth from 1964 to his death in 1967.[2]

Veryard was also a manager and director of West Cycles. He attended Hale School and played three seasons of football with West Perth Football Club between 1917 and 1920.[3]

The Charles Veryard Reserve in Bourke Street, North Perth is named in his honour.

In August 1951, Veryard was convicted and fined for tax fraud after understating his income.[4]

His grandfather, John Veryard, was a member of state parliament in Western Australia and a mayor of Leederville.[5]


  1. ^ Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, Summary Of Record Information
  2. ^ North Perth – A Brief History of the Suburb Archived 4 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Old Haleians Association
  4. ^ "Tax Offender Criticised For "False" Evidence". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 23 August 1951. p. 7. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  5. ^ Veryard clan in Australia

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