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Aplin, William

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Birth Date: 27 April 1840 (Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, England)

Death Date: 18 February 1901 (Warwick, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William Aplin and Ann (nee Tuck)

Family: Isabella Annie Campbell on 3 November 1897 at Brisbane, Mary Jane Bristol on 27 October 1865 at Bowen, 5 sons, 4 daughters

Education: Bourton Academy, Dorset

Religion: Church of England


Director, Bank of North Queensland; Member, Townsville Chamber of Commerce

Local Government Service: Alderman, Townsville Municipal Council; Mayor of Townsville, 1869; Mayor, Thuringowa City Council, 1880-1881

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council NONE Legislative Council 19 Oct 1880 18 Feb 1901 Died in Office

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Thuringowa Divisional Board and Dalrymple Divisional Board; President, North Queensland Pastoralists' Association; Trustee, Hospital Committee and Cemetery; Member, Board of Trustees of Townsville Grammar School, 1888

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Allingham, EM, Aplin, William (1840-1901), Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.3, Melbourne University Press, 1969, pp 39-40

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 2 December 2015]