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Hamilton, William

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Birth Date: 3 August 1858 (Little Scotland, Geelong, Victoria, Australia)

Death Date: 27 July 1920 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Hamilton and Mary Ann (nee Richardson)

Family: Mary Ann Mitchell on 8 June 1896 in Rockhampton, 1 son, 3 daughters

Education: Heathcote, Victoria

Religion: Church of England


Union organiser

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Gregory 25 Mar 1899 10 Jul 1915
Council NONE Legislative Council 10 Jul 1915 27 Jul 1920 Died in office

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
President of Legislative Council 15 Feb 1917 27 Jul 1920
Secretary for Mines 10 Jul 1915 15 Feb 1917
Minister without Office 8 Jun 1915 10 Jul 1915

Additional Information

Notes: Convicted in the Shearing Strike conspiracy, 1891. Imprisoned for three years

Sources: Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia, Image No oai:ehive.com:objects/?554087 ; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)

[Last Modified: Thursday, 13 July 2017]