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Travers, Roderick

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Birth Date: 9 May 1831 (Islington, London, England)

Death Date: 19 July 1894 (Kensington, London, England)

Parents: Unknown

Family: (2) Amy Stephen on 17 August 1872 in Caulfield, 3 sons, 2 daughters, (1) Charlotte Owen on 29 August 1863 in Tamworth, 1 son, 1 daughter

Religion: Church of England


Leased Aramac run, Mitchell, c.1860; Acquired Malvern Downs, 1863; Leased Peak Downs blocks from 1868 to 1883; Returned to London in 1867 till 1872; Purchased northern portion of Aramac Station with Gibson, 1872; Established Glencoe Station with Gibson in October 1877 in the Northern Territory; Founder, Central Queensland Meat Export Co. Ltd in Rockhampton in 1880

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Clermont 11 Sep 1866 12 Oct 1866 By-election

Additional Information

Notes: Travers was elected to the seat of Clermont on 11 September 1866 but declined to take his seat as he felt he did not have sufficient time at his disposal to permit his accepting the appointment. He resigned on 12 October 1866. On 13 December 1879, William Travers, a member of Buchanan's party taking cattle from Aramac to Glencoe, was murdered by Aborigines at Limnen's Blight River

Sources: Information provided by Paulette McWilliam to DB Waterson, 23 May 1995; Family history provided by Richard Travers to DB Waterson, 21 January 1997; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)