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Graham, Charles James

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Birth Date: 7 October 1839 (Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, England)

Death Date: 18 March 1886 (Albany, Western Australia, Australia)

Parents: John Graham and Francis Maria

Family: Mary Joseph Enright on 21 September 1871, 3 children

Education: Uppingham, Bury and Peterhouse, Cambridge (BA, 1862)

Religion: Church of England


Squatter in Central and Western Queensland; Worked on properties in Peak Downs; 1876; Appointed first Under Secretary for Public Instruction, 17 January 1876 to 31 October 1878; Purchased Peak Downs Telegraph,1878; Editor, Peak Downs Telegraph; Brewery proprietor in Orange, New South Wales

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Clermont 11 May 1872 4 Jan 1876 Retired

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary, Public Lands 15 Jul 1873 8 Jan 1874

Additional Information

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 65933; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Morrison, AA, 'Graham, Charles James (1839 - 1886)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4,  Melbourne University Press, 1972, pp 280-281

[Last Modified: Monday, 10 July 2017]