FERRETT, JOHN

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Birth Date
1812 (Dorsetshire, England)

Death Date
04 Jun 1894 (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia)

Parents
Harry and Mary (nee Rabbit)

Marriage
Not Married

Occupation
Pastoralist

Religion
Church of England

Career

1. Employed as a station hand on the Dangar family properties at Gostwyck Plains.
2. Established Wallann Station, Ipswich, with Dangar in about 1844.
3. Founded Wooinble Bank, Maranoa, in 1862.
4. Represented Maranoa in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, 4 May 1860 to 27 June 1863.
5. Represented West Moreton in Legislative Assembly of Queensland, 25 June 1870 to 18 November 1873.
6. Member of the committee of the Queensland Pastoralists Association, Ipswich.
7. Member of the Bundamba Divisional Board and the North Australian Club.


Party and Political Activities
None (NONE)

Party Positions
1. None

Parliamentary Representation
HousePartyElectorateFromToDeparture Reason
AssemblyNONEMARANOA04 May 186027 Jun 1863 
AssemblyNONEWEST MORETON25 Jun 187018 Nov 1873Defeated


Notes

1. Ferrett's family were of high standing in their community and had a close association with the affairs of the Anglican Church.
2. He arrived in Sydney on the Fairlie in 1835. He was said to have limited capital but a heart full of courage and a desire to make his fortune and be a part of building up the British Empire in this remote region.
3. Soon after his arrival he devoted his time obtaining a good understanding of the many details of the pastoral industry. After gaining enough knowledge of stock, he founded Wallann Station a few years later.
4. During his time in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland he earned the reputation as a picturesque personality.
5. Ferrett purchased Dulacca Station in 1874. He also had an interest in the Woodend coal mines at Bremer.


Sources

1. Fox, Matt J, The History of Queensland: Its People and Industries, Vol 1 (Adelaide, SA: Hussey & Gillingham Ltd 1919-1923)  
2. Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)



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