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Smyth, William

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Birth Date: 13 May 1846 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 17 July 1899 (London, England)

Parents: William Smyth and Rebecca

Family: (2) Nellie Warner on 29 December 1892 in Nelson, New Zealand, (1) Margaret Moore

Education: Reverend Boag's and Fort Street National schools, Sydney

Religion: Presbyterian


Worked with father at Braidwood gold field, from 1861; Miner, Araluen for six years, attended Lachlan and Weddin Mt gold rushes; Arrived Gympie in 1868, worked underground mines, shift captain; Manager, West Inglewood 2 & 3, Smithfield S and NZ Junction mines; Manager & director, great No 1 N Phoenix mine, held 7000 shares in mine; Interests in 3 & 4 N Glanmire, 2 Great Eastern, Harkins, 3 & 4 Phoenix mines; Director Royal Bank of Queensland, Gympie Gas Company & One Mile Sawmill

Local Government Service: Alderman, Gympie, Mayor 1883-1884

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Gympie 7 Sep 1883 11 Mar 1899 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Amalgamated Miners' Association and Mine Managers Association; President, ANA and patron of the Hospital and School of Arts, Gympie; Grand master, Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:10664; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)