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Bowman, David

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Birth Date: 24 August 1860 (Bendigo, Victoria, Australia)

Death Date: 25 February 1916 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Archibald Bowman and Isabella (nee Spence)

Family: Elizabeth Jane Fisher on 20 May 1885, 2 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Bendigo

Religion: Presbyterian


Apprentice Bootmaker, 1873; Bootmaker, Brisbane, 1888; President, Australian Labour Federation, 1889; Director, The Worker (journal); Organiser, Amalgamated Workers' Union; Newsagent, New Farm, 1902; Member, Central Political Executive; Leader, Queensland Labor Party, 1907-1912

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Warrego 16 Dec 1899 11 Mar 1902 By-election
Assembly ALP Fortitude Valley 27 Aug 1904 25 Feb 1916

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Home Secretary 1 Jun 1915 25 Feb 1916

Additional Information

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:46623; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Murphy, D. J., 'Bowman, David (1860-1916)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp.364-365; Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)