KING, HENRY EDWARD

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Birth Date
09 Jun 1832 (Kilmallock, County Limerick, Ireland)

Death Date
05 Feb 1910 (South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents
John Wingfield King and Alicia (nee Coote)

Marriage
Married - Harriette Armstrong, 6 son(s), 5 daughter(s).

Occupation
Barrister and civil servant

Education
1. Collegiate School, Gloucester

Religion
Church of England

Career

1. Goldminer at Gympie, Ravenswood
2. Police magistrate and goldfields warden at Gympie
3. 1862 became a first-class surveyor and commissioner, Mitchell district
4. Gold Commissioner, Wide Bay, 1867 - 1870
5. Solicitor
6. Journalist, 1883
7. Admitted to Queensland Bar, 1886
8. Crown Prosecutor, Central District Court, 1890 - 1910


Party and Political Activities
None (NONE)

Parliamentary Representation
HousePartyElectorateFromToDeparture Reason
AssemblyNONEWIDE BAY12 Aug 187013 Jul 1871 
AssemblyNONEWIDE BAY04 Oct 187112 Nov 1873By-election
AssemblyNONERAVENSWOOD09 Dec 187414 Nov 1878By-election
AssemblyNONEMARYBOROUGH 15 Nov 187817 Aug 1883Resigned


Other Seats Contested
1. WIDE BAY (State) 1883
2. MARYBOROUGH (State) 1888


Appointments
DescriptionFromTo
Speaker25 Jul 1876 26 Jul 1883
Secretary for Public Works and Mines13 Nov 1874 10 May 1876


Notes

1. Captain, Queensland Irish Volunteer Corps
2. 1888 - 1889 One of three Royal Commissioners into the Inquiry of the Queensland Sugar Industry


Sources

1. Waterson, D B, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)
2. Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol 5 : 1851 - 1890, K - Q
3. Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service.



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