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Crombie, James

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Birth Date: 8 June 1834 (Crail, Fifeshire, Scotland)

Death Date: 17 September 1898 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: David Guillam Crombie and Jessie (nee Webster)

Family: Isabella Harriet Cameron in Springsure on 1 December 1869, 4 sons, 3 daughters

Education: Attended Madras and St Andrew's colleges

Religion: Presbyterian


Prospected in Victorian goldfields, 1853; Moved to Queensland in 1862, stocked Barcaldine Downs; leased Kensington Downs and Greenhills; Assumed control of Greenhills in 1881; Purchased large farm at Fassifern

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Mitchell 28 Apr 1888 20 May 1893
Assembly MIN Warrego 20 May 1893 17 Sep 1898 Died in office

Additional Information

Notes: Director, Royal Bank of Queensland and the Queensland Meat Export and Agency Co. Member, Queensland Meat and Dairy Board and Mitchell Rabbit Board; Treasurer, United Pastoralists' Association of Queensland, 1891-1896; Delegate to conventions of the Pastoralists' Federal Council of Australia; Member, Creswick Districts Road Board, Bullarook Farmers' common and Smeaton, Spring Hill and Bullarook Agricultural Association

Sources: Image sourced from The Queenslander, 30 September 1893; Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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