Hunter, John McEwan


Hunter, John McEwan
Birth Date: 1863 (Queensland waters, at sea, Queensland)
Death Date: 18 April 1940 (Brisbane, Queensland)
Parents: Daniel McEwan Hunter and Jane (nee Dempsey)
Family: Julia Ellen Guthrie Moffat on 2 June 1890 in Toowoomba, 1 daughter
Education: Redbank, Spring Creek and Clifton State schools
Religion: Presbyterian


Farm labourer; Clerk, general store; Manager, McLeish & Co, Roma, 1888; Chairman Director, Queensland Country Traders Ltd; Chairman Director, Roma Co-Operative Milling Co, 1900; Chairman, Queensland Chamber of Agriculture, 1935-1940; Chairman, Investment and Finance Commission

Local Government Service: Alderman, Roma; Mayor of Roma, 1900

Parliamentary Representation

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Maranoa 18 May 1907 22 Oct 1919

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Minister without Office 30 Apr 1918 22 Oct 1919
Secretary for Public Lands 1 Jun 1915 30 Apr 1918

Additional Information

Notes: President, Western Queensland Pastoral and Agricultural Society; Agent-General for Queensland, 1919 to 1922
Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)
[Last Modified: Wednesday, 26 July 2017]