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Curtis, George Silas

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Birth Date: 19 July 1845 (Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 6 October 1922 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Parents: George Curtis and Suzanne (nee Martin)

Family: Dorinda Ann Parker on 25 May 1895 at Rockhampton, 3 sons, 5 daughters

Education: Sydney Grammar and Maitland High schools

Religion: Church of England


Founder, G.S. Curtis & Sons, auctioneers at Rockhampton, 1892; landholder; real estate speculator

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly IND Rockhampton 13 May 1893 10 Mar 1896
Assembly OPP Rockhampton 10 Mar 1896 3 Aug 1898
Assembly IND Rockhampton 20 Aug 1898 1 Mar 1899
Assembly OPP Rockhampton 1 Mar 1899 11 Mar 1902
Council ALP Legislative Council 3 Jul 1914 23 Mar 1922 Council Abolished

Additional Information

Notes: Chairman, Central Queensland Separation League. Interests included horse riding and violin playing

Sources: Image courtesy of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 14082; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); McDonald, Lorna L, 'Curtis, George Silas (1845-1922', Australian Dictionary of Biography, volume 8, Melbourne University Press, 1981, pp182-183; Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the House of Representatives 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)