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Murphy, John

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Birth Date: 25 September 1820 (County Cork, Ireland)

Death Date: 1 March 1883 (Roma, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Daniel Jervois Murphy and Susan (nee Godson)

Family: Hannah Julia Smith in Sydney in 1862, 4 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Sydney

Religion: Church of England


Worked in a lawyer's office, Sydney; storekeeper's assistant, Muswellbrook; Manager, mercantile firm Ipswich, 1852; forwarding and commission agent

Local Government Service: Mayor of Ipswich from 1860 to 1861, 1865 to 1867

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Ipswich 19 Jun 1867 12 Aug 1870

Additional Information

Notes: Interested in horse racing

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 2940; By the Bremer: Memories of Ipswich, `Mayors of Ipswich', http://blog.library.ipswich.qld.gov.au; The Queenslander, 10 March 1883, p. 367; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Friday, 25 August 2017]