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Swayne, Edward Bowdich

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Birth Date: 4 December 1857 (Erith, Kent, England)

Death Date: 15 June 1946 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: H.W. Swayne and Eugenia Keir (nee Bowdich)

Family: (2) Olive Lilian Kay at Brisbane, (1) Margaret Ellen Thompson at Mackay

Religion: Presbyterian


Mazie and sugar contractor; Delegate, Farmers' Agricultural Conference, 1907; Conciliation justice, 1935; Parliamentary Secretary, Farmers' Representative and Country Party

Local Government Service: Member, Pioneer Shire Council

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly OPP Mackay 18 May 1907 4 Feb 1908
Assembly MIN Mackay 5 Feb 1908 27 Apr 1912
Assembly MIN Mirani 27 Apr 1912 21 May 1915
Assembly LIB Mirani 22 May 1915 15 Mar 1918
Assembly NAT Mirani 16 Mar 1918 8 Oct 1920
Assembly CNC Mirani 9 Oct 1920 11 May 1935

Additional Information

Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Stevenson, Brian F, 'Swayne, Edward Bowdich (1857-1946', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.12, Melbourne University Press, 1990; Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 22 August 2017]