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Ferguson, John

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Birth Date: 15 March 1830 (Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland)

Death Date: 30 March 1906 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Parents: John Ferguson and Janet (nee Ferguson)

Family: Eliza Frances Wiley on 1 March 1862 in Sydney, 1 son, 7 daughters

Education: Marquis of Breadalbane's estate school

Religion: Congregationalist


Carpenter; builder and contractor; purchased share of Mt Morgan mine; Director, Walter Reid Ltd

Local Government Service: Alderman, Rockhampton, 1878-1890; Mayor of Rockhampton, 1880-1881

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Rockhampton 8 Oct 1881 5 May 1888
Council NONE Legislative Council 23 Aug 1894 30 Mar 1906 Died in office

Other Seats: Senator (Federal) for Qld, 30 Mar 1901 to 06 Oct 1903

Additional Information

Notes: President and London delegate, Central Queensland Separation League

Sources: Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia, reference 138349672; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Monday, 3 July 2017]