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Barton, Charles Hastings

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Birth Date: 11 December 1828 (Geneva, Switzerland)

Death Date: 16 June 1902 (Maryborough, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Charles Cutts Barton and Emillia Ann (nee Middleton)

Family: (2) Elizabeth Basedow in Tanunda, South Australia, 2 sons, 5 daughters, (1) Catherine Basedow in Tanunda, South Australia, 1 son, 3 daughters

Education: Eton and University of Oxford

Religion: Church of England


Bachelor of Arts tutor; Sheep farmer and winegrower after arrival in Adelaide, from 1853; Founded the 'Kapunda Herald' newspaper; Part proprietor of 'Sud Australische Zeitung'; Editor of 'Maryborough Chronicle', from 1867, later lead writer; Classics and second master, Maryborough Boys' Grammar School, 1881-1896

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Maryborough 11 Mar 1902 16 Jun 1902 Died in office

Additional Information

Notes: Secretary, Maryborough Chamber of Commerce; Died before taking his seat on 16 June 1902, aged 73 years

Publications: Notes on forestry, Queensland Government, Brisbane, 1892, The timber industry and its prospects, Maryborough, 1885, Outlines of Australian Physiography, 1895

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

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 31 May 2017]