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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Waylen, Alfred Robert

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Waylen, Alfred Robert, M.D., J.P. Colonial Surgeon, Western Australia, is a native of that colony, and qualified as M.R.C.S. Eng., L.S.A. Lond., and L.Mid.R.C.S. Eng. in 1856. He entered the colonial service in April 1859 as medical officer Swan District, and was for sixteen years in the Imperial medical service in charge of the Guildford convict depot and out-stations. He was appointed colonial surgeon in August 1873, medical officer of Perth prison in 1876, and is also president of the Medical Board and of the Central Board of Health. Dr. Waylen, who is an M.D. of Melbourne and a J. P. of Western Australia, and was a member of the Perth Commission for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, visited England in 1890. He married in 1887 Louisa, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Henry Walpole, vicar of Winslow, Bucks, and widow of Sir Luke S. Leake (q.v.). Dr. Waylen is one of the pioneers of the wine industry in Western Australia.