Born in North Adelaide, S.A., either in 1881 or 1882 and died at Tamworth, N.S.W., on 24 July 1962.
After marriage in either 1910 or 1911 he set up as a beekeeper at Corryong, Vic. By 1923 he had 160 hives and had won 3 gold medals at Victoria Apiarists Association competitions but he planned to move to Bingara, N.S.W. Later that year he arrived at Tamworth and after examining the honey potential there he decided to remain rather than continue on to Bingara. Alfred Norton is credited with pioneering the system of transporting bees to localities where nectar is readily available, whilst the beekeeper has a static headquarters. He was President of the Commercial Apiarists Association of New South Wales in 1940-41 and had life membership conferred on him in 1957. His sons did not carry on beekeeping after he gave up the occupation.Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1978) Botanists of the eucalypts. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne