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Persse, De Burgh Fitzpatrick

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Birth Date: 25 September 1840 (Moyode Castle, County Galway, Ireland)

Death Date: 17 February 1921 (Southport, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Burton Persse and Mathilda (nee Persse)

Family: Mary Persse Blair on 16 November 1871 at Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland, 2 sons, 3 daughters

Education: Cuba House, Banagher (Ireland); Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)

Religion: Church of England


Pastoral experience Arthur Downs; Rouseabout Tieryboo on Condamine; 1864 Manager, Tambourine and Maroon Stations; Pastoral inspector, Bank of Australasia; 1865 purchased Tabragalba Station; 1870-71 to UK; 1872 established Palparra, Connemara, Tallyho, Buckingham Downs Stations; Purchased Hawkwood, Yeurilla, Eidsvold and Boorgal; Director, Queensland Meat Export and Agricultural Co.

Military Service: Lieutenant, 22nd Regiment, 1862

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Fassifern 9 Apr 1878 7 Sep 1883 By-election

Additional Information

Notes: President, Queensland Club; Queensland Turf Club; Member, Logan Agricultural and Horticultural Association; Beaudesert Pastoral and Agricultural Association; Refused a knighthood

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:47464; Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.5: 1851-1890, K-Q; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)